School of Mechanical Engineering
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Fox, R.W., Pritchard, P.J., and McDonald, A.T.,
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
, 7th ed., Wiley & Sons.
Additional Helpful References
Munson, B.R., Young, D.F., and Okiishi, T.H.,
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
, Wiley & Sons.
Sabersky, R.H., Acosta, A.J., and Hauptmann, E.G.,
Fluid Flow: A First Course in Fluid Mechanics
Van Dyke, M.,
An Album of Fluid Motion
, Parabolic Press.
Undergraduate calculus and thermodynamics texts.
1. Develop the ability to identify and classify the various types of flows one may encounter.
2. Develop (from first principles) the control volume formulation of the basic laws with emphasis on
conservation of mass and Newton’s 2
3. Apply the control volume formulation of the basic laws to model physical systems.
4. Conduct simple experiments and analyze data.
5. Enhance systematic problem solving skills and sharpen written communication skills through short
technical laboratory reports.
ME 309 must be preceded by differential equations, dynamics, and a first course in thermodynamics.
Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software will be necessary for laboratory report preparation and
some homework assignments.
Knowledge of a computer programming language may also be helpful for some
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