Academic Catalog

ASE244 FLUID MECHANICS

Course Code: 3840244
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHRDAD MIRZAEI SICHANI
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction, definition and physical properties of fluids, concept of continuum., definitions of density, pressure and viscosity, Kinematics, motion of a fluid element, rotation, deformation, flowlines. Fluid statics and buoyancy. Forces acting on flat and curved surfaces. Eulerian and Lagrangian flow descriptions, conservation laws, flow properties, system-control volume approaches, Reynolds Transport theorem. Governing equations: conservation of mass, linear momentum and energy equations. Bernoulli equation and its applications. Flow of real fluids: Newtonian fluids, Navier- Stokes equations. Application for incompressible flows, laminar - turbulent flow definitions, and application to pipe flows.