ME-280 / 4 credits

Teacher: Schneider Tobias

Language: English

## Summary

Basic lecture in fluid mechanics

## Keywords

Incompressible flows, Navier-Stokes equation, lift, drag

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Explain and apply the concepts of mass, energy, and momentum balance, E1
• Define , describe and apply the basic flow equations, such as the Navier-Stokes equations, AH14
• Describe simplified governing equations, such as the Bernoulli or potential equations, their domain of validity and apply them in appropriate situations, AH15
• Describe flow in simple geometries, such as over a flat plate, in a tube, or around a sphere or airfoil, AH9
• Link flow behaviour with non-dimensional parameters (e.g. Reynolds and Mach numbers), AH2
• Identify similarity laws and their use for dimensioning an experimental testbed, AH23
• Describe the physical differences between laminar and turbulent flows, AH4

## Transversal skills

• Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
• Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.

## Teaching methods

Lectures and sessions of exercises

Written exam

## Bibliography

Gerhart, Gerhart & Hochstein, Munson's Fluid Mechanics, Global Edition, 8th Edition

or previous versions including

Munson, Okiishi, Juebsch & Rothmayer, Fluid Mechanics, 7th Edition, SI Version

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Fluid mechanics (for GM)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Fluid mechanics (for GM)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

## Reference week

 Mo Tu We Th Fr 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 SG1 SG1 16-17 SG1 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22

Monday, 15h - 17h: Lecture SG1

Wednesday, 15h - 16h: Lecture SG1

Wednesday, 16h - 17h: Exercise, TP SG1

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