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Course Number: MEng 2306 Course Title: Fluid Mechanics I Credit hours: 3
Course Objectives:

Instructor: Addisu D. Academic year: 2012/2013 Class Year: II Semester: II

The course: Enables students to understand concepts, principles, laws, observations, and models of fluids at rest and in motion, Provides basis for understanding fluid behavior for engineering design and control of fluid systems, Helps students develop competence with mass, energy and momentum balances for determining resultant interactions of flows and engineered and natural systems, Enables students develop bases for correlating experimental data, designing procedures, and using scale models of fluid flows, Enables students to learn the nature of rotation, circulation, resistance (viscous, turbulent), boundary layers, and separation with applications to drag and lift on objects, and Enables students learn methods for computing headlosses and flows in simple pipes and channels.

Course Outline: 1. Introduction to fluids: Definition; Properties of fluids; Unit conversion Factors. 2. Fluid Statics: Hydrostatics pressure in Fluids; Pressure measurements; Manometers; Hydrostatics force on different surfaces; Buoyancy; Flotation and stability; Pressure distribution in rigid body motion.

3. Basic Equation of Fluid Flow and Their Application: Flow classification; Properties of flows; Reynolds transport theorem; Continuity equations and their applications; The Bernoulli equation and its applications (in venture, orifice, nozzle); Moment equation and its applications, Angular momentum equation and its applications in Turbo Machinery. 4. Viscous Fluid Flow: Laminar and turbulent flows; Flow in circular pipes. 5. Turbulent Flow in Pipes: Head loss due to friction; Minor head loss; Pipes in series; Pipes in parallel; Branching pipes. 6. Gas Dynamics (optional): Supersonic flows; Shock wave and their applications. Pre-requisite: Math 331, Differential calculus Teaching Methods: Lectures supported by tutorials and, Assignments, Attendance Requirement: Minimum of 75% attendance during lecture hours; and 100% attendance during practical work sessions, except for some unprecedented mishaps. 10%, 30%, and 60%.

Evaluation: Assignments Mid-semester Examination Final Examination

References: 1. Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics 2. Streeters, Fluid Mechanics 3. Munson B.R, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics 4. Fox R.W., and McDonald A.T., Introduction to Fluid Mechanics