Checking date: 19/01/2023

Course: 2022/2023

Engineering fluid mechanics
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: MORENO BOZA, DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Calculus I, II Physics I, II Linear Algebra Writing and Communication Skills Programming Thermal Engineering Machine Mechanics
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. knowledge and understanding of key aspects of fluid mechanics; 2. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of fluid mechanics using established methods; 3. the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments of fluid mechanics, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 4. workshop and laboratory skills in fluid mechanics. 5. the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of fluid mechanics; 6. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of fluid mechanics; 7. an understanding of applicable techniques and methods in fluid mechanics, and of their limitations;
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Introductory course on Fluid Mechancis composed of: 1. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics: continuum hypothesis, local thermodynamic equilibrium, equations of state and definition of fluid variables. 2. Flow kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian description, convective flux, and Reynolds transport theorem. 3. Conservation laws: integral and differential forms of the continuity, momentum, and energy equations. 4. Dimensional analysis: Pi theorem and physical similarity. 5. 1D Flow: Couette, Poiseuille, and other flows of practical interest. 6. Flow in pipes: major and minor losses. 7. Introduction to external flows.
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching methodology will incluye: 1. Lectures: The students will be provided with lecture notes and recommended bibliography. 2. Problem solving sessions, related with the course topics 3. Homework problems aiming at student self-evaluation. 4. Development and interactive presentation of guided works, including four lab session as direct application of theory.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Antonio Crespo Martínez. Mecánica de Fluidos. Thomson.
  • Frank M. White. Fluid Mechanics. McGraw Hill.
Additional Bibliography
  • A. L. Sánchez. Apuntes de Procesos Fluidotérmicos. Publicaciones de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.. 2005
  • Amable Liñán Martínez. Apuntes de Mecánica de Fluidos. Publicaciones de la ETSI Aeronáuticos de Madrid. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.