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HE U NIVERSITY OF T EXAS AT A USTIN M ECHANICAL E NGINEERING D EPARTMENT ME 330 (Fluid Mechanics) Course Syllabus Unique #17800; Spring 2010 Room ETC 2.108; MWF 9-10 AM Instructor : Dr. Thomas M. Ki ehne (pronounced “key-knee”) Campus Office: ETC 7.126 (MWF only) Work Office: Applied Research Laboratories, PRC, Ph 835-3613 Office Hours: MWF 10-12 AM or by prior arrangement at any time e-mail: kiehne@arlut.utexas.edu Text : Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition Munson, Young, Okiishi, and Huebsch; John Wiley & Sons, 2009 Note: We will be taking advantage of the UT Ebook Initiative (see handout); but you MUST have a printed copy of the text for in-class and exam use. Prereqs : M 427K (Advanced Calculus) EM 306 (Statics and Dynamics) ME 326 (Thermodynamics) A working knowledge of math, physics, and chemistry is assumed. Overview : Formally, fluid mechanics is the study of substances that deform continuously under the application of a shear stress, i.e., a tangential force per unit area. The distinction between a fluid and the solid state of matter is clear if you compare fluid and solid behavior. A solid may deform when a shear stress is applied, but it does not deform continuously like a fluid. An understanding of the basic principles and concepts of fluid mechanics is essential to the analysis of any system in which a fluid (gas or liquid) is the working medium. In our time together, we will study fluids at rest and in motion for incompressible internal and external flows using integral, differential, and empirical analysis techniques. Assignments : A schedule of study and reading assignments is attached. Homework problems are assigned separately. You are expected to be conversant with the essentials of each lesson from your readings prior to class. Lectures will focus on the fundamental concepts and more difficult aspects of the lesson material. Engineering is a problem solving profession. Your success in this course, as in engineering practice, will depend upon your ability to address a variety of practical problems. Therefore, there is absolutely no substitute for putting pencil to paper and working through a problem by your self. You are encouraged to work more problems than those suggested. Solutions will be provided and discussed upon request. The more problems of different types that you address, the better you will understand the principles involved. Remember, you learn best by doing.
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