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.
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.
Students will be able to solve simple fluid statics problems.
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.
Advanced Fluid Mechanical Concepts
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.
Students will demonstrate effective interpretation of graphical data.
Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.
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.
Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how safety considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.
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.
Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.