Mechanics of Fluids I
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis is a foundation course in fluid mechanics for engineers of all disciplines. The module will take place
during semester 1 and will consist of 36 lectures (3/wk), 2 laboratory exercises, 1 class test and 1 end of
semester examination.Syllabus:FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS: Gases, liquids and solids; Continuum hypothesis;
Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions; Fluid propertiesCONTROL VOLUME ANALYSIS: System and control volumes;
Reynolds transport theorem; Conservation laws of mass, linear momentum, angular momentum and energy; Flow
through conduits, nozzles, diffusers, conduit bends; Propulsion; Jets impinging on stationary and moving vanes
FLOW OF AN INVISCID FLUID: Streamlines; Bernoulli's equation; Static, dynamic and total pressure; Pitot
tubeSIMILARITY AND DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS: Repeating variable method; Buckingham's PI theorem; Similitude;
Basis of model developmentINTERNAL FLOW: Reynolds pipe flow experiment; Laminar, transitional and turbulent
flow; Newton's law of viscosity; Poiseuille flow; Friction factor; Moody diagram; Non-circular conduits;
Minor lossesFLUID MACHINERY: System and pump characteristics; Centrifugal pumps, single, series and parallel;
Duty and operation point; Pelton wheel water turbine
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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