ENG-272 / 5 credits

Teacher: Porté Agel Fernando

Language: 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.

## 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

## Bibliography

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

Course materials in internet

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• 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 (summer session)
• 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

 Mo Tu We Th Fr 8-9 GRB330 9-10 10-11 GRB330 11-12 GRB330 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 GRB330 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22

Monday, 10h - 11h: Lecture GRB330

Monday, 11h - 13h: Exercise, TP GRB330

Wednesday, 16h - 18h: Lecture GRB330

Friday, 8h - 12h: Project, other GRB330