ME351A - Fluid Mechanics - Su
Introduction: Fluid properties, kinematics, stress
Fluids are ubiquitous in both nature and the engineered world. They are essential in mediating
energy transport and in the generation of propulsive forces, among other functi
ME351A - Fluid Mechanics - Su
Flow evolution
If you have the good fortune to study uids beyond the material in this course, you will see that
there is a lot of fancy math talk surrounding uids analyses. (Like in any technical eld, uids
practitioners are e
ME351A - Fluid Mechanics - Su
Applications of the Reynolds transport theorem
In applying the Reynolds theorem, there is a wide variety of extensive properties of control masses
that are potentially interesting, but we will focus on the two most fundamenta
ME351A - Fluid Mechanics - Su
The momentum equation: Moving reference frames
Not unexpectedly, in using the momentum equation we will frequently be concerned with systems
that are moving. In such cases it will often be true that using moving control volum
ME351A - Fluid Mechanics - Su
Fundamental dierential equations: Continuity, Navier-Stokes equations
In order to investigate uid ows on a local level, we need to identify the governing dierential
equations. That is, we ultimately want to be able to write e