# Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics
Basic mass, momentum, and energy relations of fluid flow; design of fluid-handling systems and equipment.
CH EN
374
 Hours 3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab Prerequisites CH EN 273 & CH EN 311 & MATH 302; or CH EN 273 & CH EN 311 & MATH 314; or concurrent enrollment; admission to professional program. Note College Lecture attendance required. Taught Fall Programs Containing CH EN 374
Course Outcomes

### Mechanical Behavior of Materials in Fluid Flow

Students will understand mechanical behavior of materials including elastic, viscous, surface, and stress phenomena as it pertains to fluid flow applications.

### Balance Equation

Students will be able to use the mechanical energy balance equation to solve fluid flow problems both with and without friction.

### Knowledge of Dimensionless Quantities

Students will understand and be able to describe the physical significance of key dimensionless quantities including Re and f.

### Problem-Solving

Students will be able to solve simple fluid statics problems.

### Determining Velocities

Students will be able to determine velocity profiles for steady-state, laminar flow in simple geometries for Newtonian and power-law fluids.

### Balances in One Dimension

Students will understand the significance of steady-state, integral and differential mass, energy, and momentum balances in one dimension.

Students will understand and be able to use advanced fluid mechanical concepts including boundary-layer theory, creeping flow, non-Newtonian flow, rheology, and turbulent flow.

### Eternal Flow and Velocity Calculations

Students will understand qualitatively how external flow around objects affects drag and will be able to calculate drag forces and terminal velocities.

### Basic Flow Principles

Students will understand basic concepts relating to compressible flow, including Mach numbers, shock waves, and choked flow.

### Graphical Interpretations

Students will demonstrate effective interpretation of graphical data.

### Problem-Solving

Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.

### Thinking Skills

Students will exhibit critical and creative thinking skills for analysis and evaluation of problems and cause-effect relationships.

### Rationalization, Estimation, Reasonability, and Sophisticati

Students will be able to rationalize units, make order of magnitude estimates, assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication.

### Safety

Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how safety considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.

### Environmental Concerns

Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how environmental considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.

### Flow System Design

Students will be able to design flow systems involving pipes, valves, fittings, and pumps for Newtonian fluids.

### Selecting Pumps, Turbines, and Valves

Students will be able to select, based on performance characteristics and operational constraints, the appropriate kind of pumps (positive displacement, radial, axial, etc.), turbines (impulse, Francis, Kaplan, etc), and valves for a given application.

### Desgining Flow Systems

Students will be able to design flow systems involving pipes and pumps for power-law fluids.

Students will be familiar with the use of computational fluid dynamics as a tool for solving fluid flow in complex geometries.