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MEC 516

Fluid Mechanics I

Dimensions and units, continuum fluid mechanics. Properties of fluids. Fluid statics, the standard atmosphere. Manometry and pressure measurement. Forces on submerged planes. Flow characteristics: laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, streamlines. Flow analysis: control volume/control system and differential approaches for mass, momentum and energy conservation. Applications of the conservation equation, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Dimensional analysis, similitude and model testing. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
Weekly Contact: Lab:1 hr. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

MEC 311, (MTH 309 or MTH 425), PCS 213, CEN 199

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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