FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

CE374 FLUID MECHANICS

Course Code: 5620374
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr CÜNEYT BAYKAL
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5610221
Set 2: 5610223
Set 3: 5610225
One of the sets above should be completed before taking CE374 FLUID MECHANICS .

Course Objective

1. To introduce the students the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and to form a background for the courses in the field of hydraulics 2. To teach the basic concepts of flows in pipes and open channels; to apply continuity, momentum and energy principles for the solution of various pipeline and open channel problems. 3. To give the students the ability to design hydraulic systems.

Course Content

Definitions and fluid properties, surface and body forces. Hydrostatics. Kinematics. Basic equations and their applications: system and control volume concepts, Reynolds transport theorem, conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Pipe flow: flow in smooth and rough pipes, frictional losses, Moody chart, minor losses, simple pipe systems. General characteristics and states of open channel flow, uniform flow, energy and momentum concepts. (Offered to non-562 students only).

Learning Outcomes

1. To increase the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering, to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, and an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 2. To design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, and to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. Also to give the students the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, and to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.