Fluid Mechanics Syllabus  
Course Objectives, Policies, and Grading
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Course Calendar — Weekly Schedule
1.  Definition of fluid. Differences between plasma, gas, liquid. Fluid statics, Pascal's law.
2.  Example problems in fluid statics. Sum of the forces and sum of the moments for a fluid at rest. Assignment #1.
3.  Conservation of mass in differential form. Conservation of mass in integral form. Assignment #2.
4.  Derivation of the inviscid momentum equation from Newton's law. Conservation of momentum in integral form. Assignment #3.
5.  Stagnation pressure, Bernoulli Equation. Assignment #4.
6.  Non-dimensional analysis. Drag coefficient and Reynolds number. Dynamic similarity. Assignment #5.
7.  Midterm break.
8.  Example problems in preparation for the midterm exam. Midterm examination.
9.  Definition of diffusion, viscosity. Derivation of momentum equation from Newton's law for a constant-density fluid including viscous effects.
10.  Couette flow. Viscous flow in journal bearing. Viscous flow in clutch. Momentum equations in cylindrical coordinates. Assignment #6.
11.  External viscous flow over flat plates. Derivation of skin friction coefficient from momentum equations using boundary layer assumptions. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer over flat plates. Assignment #7.
12.  Internal viscous flow in pipes and ducts. Derivation of friction factor from momentum equations. Fully-developed laminar and turbulent flow. Assignment #8.
13.  Internal viscous flow using energy method. Derivation of energy equation for pipe systems from first law of thermodynamics. Pump power, valve loss coefficient. Assignment #9.
14.  Example problems in preparation for the final exam.
15.  Final exam.
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