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ME 310 - Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics

Spring 2021

Official Description

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics with coverage of theory and applications of incompressible viscous and inviscid flows, and compressible high speed flows. Course Information: Credit is not given for both ME 310 and TAM 335. Prerequisite: MATH 285 OR MATH 286 OR MATH 441; credit or concurrent registration in ME 200. Class Schedule Information: Students must register for one lab and one lecture section.

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Detailed Course Description

Introduction to fluid mechanics with coverage of theory and applications of incompressible viscous and inviscid flows, and compressible high speed flows. Prerequisite: MATH 285 and credit or concurrent registration in ME 300. 4 undergraduate hours.

TOPICS:

1. Introduction, definitions, fluid kinematics

2. Hydrostatics, including nanometers, Bourdon gauges and pressure transducers

3. Control volume equations for continuity, linear momentum, angular momentum, and energy; Bernoulli's equation; includes pitot tubes, Venturi meters, orifice meters and hot wire anenometers

4. Differential continuity and momentum equations

5. Dimensional similitude and model testing

6. Viscous flows, pipe flows

7. Boundary layers, lift and drag

8. Potential flow, superposition, numerical solutions

9. Compressible flow

LABORATORY PROJECTS:

1. Fluid properties

2. Centrifugal pump characterization

3. Free air jet

4. Pipe flow

5. Design project

6. Cylinder in cross flow

ME: Required.

EM: TAM 335 required instead.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABA36926LAB00800 - 0950 M  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABB36927LAB01200 - 1350 M  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABC36928LAB01500 - 1650 M  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABD36929LAB00800 - 0950 T  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABE36930LAB01000 - 1150 T  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABF36931LAB01300 - 1450 T  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABG36932LAB01500 - 1650 T  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABH36933LAB00800 - 0950 W  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABI36934LAB01200 - 1350 W  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABJ36935LAB01500 - 1650 W  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABK36936LAB01700 - 1850 M  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABL36937LAB00800 - 0950 R  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABM36938LAB01000 - 1150 R  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABN52246LAB01300 - 1450 R  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABO52249LAB01500 - 1650 R  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABP70842LAB01700 - 1850 R  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsABQ70843LAB00800 - 0950 F  126 Talbot Laboratory 
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsAE136924OLC41000 - 1050 M W F    Gabriel Juarez
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsAE236925OLC41100 - 1150 M W F    Jie Feng
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsOBA72615OLB0 -    
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsOE170807OLC4 -    Gabriel Juarez
Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsOE270833OLC4 -    Jie Feng