Academic Catalog

CVE371 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS

Course Code: 3640371
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr BERTU AKINTU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3570219 | 3640221
The course set above should be completed before taking CVE371 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS .

Course Content

Definitions, physical properties. Hydrostatics, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, hydrostatics in moving and rotating containers. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, derivatives, rate of deformation, flowlines. System and control volume approach, Reynolds transport theorem, principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, Bernoulli equation. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham pi theorem, similitude.