# Coursebooks

## Fluid mechanics (for SIE)

#### Lecturer(s) :

Huwald Wolf Hendrik
Porté Agel Fernando

English

#### Summary

This course helps students acquire basic knowledge of the main concepts and equations of fluid mechanics and develop the skills necessary to work effectively in professional engineering practice.

#### Content

• Introduction: Continuum assumption, basic fluid properties
• Fluid statics: pressure, forces on immersed body
• Flowing fluids and pressure variation: continuity, momentum, energy equations, applications in engineering
• Dimensional analysis and similitude
• Surface resistance
• Flow in conduits
• Flow in open channels
• Flow measurement

#### Learning Prerequisites

##### Recommended courses

Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Describe basic fluid and flow characteristics such as density, viscosity, surface tension, shear stress, pressure and velocity.
• Apply the hydrostatic equation and the buoyancy equation to predict forces and moments.
• Apply the Bernouilli equation to calculate pressure and velocity variations in a fluid flow.
• Apply the contintuity equation to draining tanks and reservoirs.
• Apply the momentum equation to stationary and moving control volumes.
• Apply the energy equation to predict variables such as pressure drop and head loss.
• Apply the Buckingham-Pi theorem to determine dimensionless variables.
• Design pipes and pumps based on pressure drop and head loss calculations.
• Apply Manning's equation to uniform open channel flow and find the best hydraulic section.

#### Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises, practical work

#### Expected student activities

Attending lectures and exercises and participation in laboratories (practical work).

#### Assessment methods

Exercises (10%)

Laboratories and practical work (5%)

Two written midterm tests (50%)

Written final exam (120 min) during exam session (35%)

#### Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum No

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

D. F. Elger et al., "Engineering Fluid mechanics", 10th ed. (Librairie la Fontaine)

Course materials in internet

### In the programs

• Passerelle HES - SIE, 2018-2019, Spring semester
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
5
• Subject examined
Fluid mechanics (for SIE)
• Lecture
3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Project
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
5
• Subject examined
Fluid mechanics (for SIE)
• Lecture
3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Project
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
5
• Subject examined
Fluid mechanics (for SIE)
• Lecture
3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Project
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

### Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9 GRB330  GRB330
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17GRB330 GRB330
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22

Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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• Lecture in French
• Lecture in English
• Lecture in German