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.

## 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

## 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%)

Written midterm tests (40%)

Written final exam (120 min) during exam session (50%)

## 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
• Type: mandatory
• 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
• Type: mandatory

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