FLUIDS MECHANICS (ENG 103)
Final Exam: Specific Learning Objectives
What is a fluid; Dimensions & Units
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Define what is a fluid
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Give practical examples of phenomena or technology where fluid mechanics is important
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State the three basic systems of dimensions
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Determine if a given equation is homogeneous or dimensionally inconsistent
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Define basic thermodynamic properties
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Write and use the ideal gas law
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Compressibility: calculate the speed of sound in fluids
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Vapor pressure: determine if boiling or cavitation will occur in a liquid
Stress field; Viscosity
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Explain the difference between body forces and surface forces
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Define shear stress and normal stress
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State Newton’s law of viscosity
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Calculate shear stress/force corresponding to a given 1D velocity field
Fluid statics; Pressure variation; Manometers
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Derive the basic equation of fluid statics and explain the physical significance of each term
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Write the basic pressure/height relation for a static fluid
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Explain the difference between absolute and gage pressure
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Calculate the pressure difference indicated by a manometer
Hydrostatic force on submerged plane surfaces
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Calculate the components of the resultant force due to fluids acting on a plane surface and its line of action
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Calculate the external forces required to maintain a plane surface (on which fluids are acting) in equilibrium
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Buoyancy: Use Archimedes’ principle to calculate the resultant hydrostatic force acting on floating or submerged
bodies
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Analyze rigidbody fluid motion.
Bernoulli’s Equation
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Write and explain the physical meaning of each term in Bernoulli’s equation
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Use Bernoulli’s equation to solve simple fluid flow problems
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Define pressure, velocity, elevation, and total head.
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Define and use the concepts of static, stagnation, dynamic and total pressure.
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 Spring '09
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 Fluid Dynamics, velocity field

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