Fall Semester 2005
Room 135 Reber Building
three times per week on
Mon, Wed., and Fri., 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications
, Y. A. Çengel and J. M. Cimbala, McGraw-Hill,
New York, 2006 -
E Mch 12, Math 230 or 231, Math 251, and ME 23 or 30 or equivalent.
John M. Cimbala, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
. Office hours and schedule posted on website.
This course is an introduction to fluid mechanics, and emphasizes fundamental concepts and
problem-solving techniques. Topics to be covered include fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, control
volume analysis, dimensional analysis, internal flows (pipe flows), differential analysis (including approximations
such as creeping flow, potential flow, and boundary layers), and external flows (lift and drag). Brief introductions to
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and turbomachinery (pumps and turbines) will also be provided.
expected to read the assigned portions of the text
! Students are also expected to be proficient in applying
mathematics (e.g., integration, differentiation, and application of differential equations), statics and dynamics (e.g.,
free body diagrams), and thermodynamics (e.g., the first law, systems, and control volumes).
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Articulate the properties that distinguish fluids from other forms of matter, and the broad range of engineering
applications which involve fluid mechanics.