ERT 215/3 FLUID MECHANICS
This course emphasizes fundamental concepts and problem-solving techniques. Topics to be covered include fluid properties, static and kinematics, control volume analysis, momentum analysis of flow system, dimensional analysis, internal flows (pipe flows), differential analysis, and external flows (lift and drag).
Ability to analyze the essential parameters describing a fluid system and demonstrate dimensional analysis and homogeneity.
Ability to calculate pressures, forces, and stability in static fluid systems and identify whether a flow is steady or unsteady, uniform or non-uniform, laminar of turbulent and flow rate in dynamic fluid system and distinguish the link between conserved quantities and the equations of fluid mechanics.
Ability to evaluate appropriate control volumes and surfaces for developing the equations of fluid mechanics and analyse phenomena associated with external flow.
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