FLUMECH ASSIGNMENT
DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILARITY
1)
Convection heat-transfer data are often reported as a heat-transfer coefficient h,
defined by Q = h A T
where Q = heat flow, J/s
A = surface area, m2
T = temperature difference, K
The dimensionless

HYDROSTATIC
FORCES
fluid is at rest or moving in such a
way that there is no relative motion
between adjacent particles
no shearing stresses in the fluid
concerns with the variation of
pressure throughout a fluid and the
effect of pressure on submerged

Buoyancy, Flotation,
and Stability
Buoyant force the resultant force
acting on a body that is completely
submerged or floating in a fluid
Archimedes principle
the
buoyant force has a magnitude
equal to the weight of the fluid
displaced by the body and is

FLUID PRESSURE
Concerns to Explore:
1. Pressure at a Point
2. Variation of Pressure from Point to
Point
3. Pressure Measurement
Pascals law (Blaise Pascal)
The pressure at a point in a
fluid at rest, or in motion, is
independent of direction as long
as th

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGRO-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAOS
ENSC 16 Fluid Mechanics
Problem Set 3
(Sources: Munson et al. and White)
PROBLEM 1
Air at 30 C and 100 kPa flows through a 15-cm

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGRO-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAOS
ENSC 16 Fluid Mechanics
Problem Set 2
A. Hydrostatic Forces in Layered Fluids
PROBLEM 1
Determine the horizontal force exerted b

DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
AND SIMILARITY
Dimensional analysis
method of reducing the number
and complexity of experimental
variables which affect a given
phenomenon, by using a sort of
compacting technique
Benefits of Dimensional Analysis:
1.Enormous savings i

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGRO-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAOS
ENSC 16 Fluid Mechanics
Problem Set 1
PROBLEM 1
A thin plate is separated from two fixed plates by very
viscous liquids with vis

FLUMECH
ASSIGNMENT 1 on Fluid Flow
I.
(a) The hypodermic needle contains some sort of serum (SG = 1.02).
If the plunger is pushed steadily at 0.8 in./s, what is the exit velocity
V2 in feet per second? Assume no leakage past the plunger. (b)
Assume that t

Two approaches:
1. Describing the detailed flow pattern at
every point in the field
2. Control Volume method
Working with finite region, making a
balance of flow in and flow out; and
determining gross flow effects
Systems versus Control Volumes
System arb