Checking date: 29/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Engineering fluid mechanics
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 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
The objective of this course is to provide the student a basic understanding of Fluid Mechanics: Mass Conservation Law, Momentum Conservations Law and Energy Conservation Law. Knowledge mastered in this course: - Identify the fluid domain and understand the interaction with its surroundings. - Apply properly the above mentioned conservation laws to obtain forces, moments, power and heat exchange. - Determine the dominant terms in the conservation equations - Determine the adequate methodology to obtain the required variables in an engineering problem (calculus, experiments, etc.) - Present results in a rational manner, in terms of the relevant parameters. - Comprehension of basic terminology to understand technical documentation and specific literature. Specific capacities: - Obtention of pressure fields in fluid statics. - Determination of forces and moments exerted by a fluid on a surface. - Determination of power and heat exchange between a fluid and its surroundings. - Determination of head losses in flow in ducts. - Aplication of Dimensional Analysis principles to reduce the number of parameters in a generic problem. General capabilities: - Analysis based on scientific principles. - Multidisciplinar approach (use knowledge from several disciplines: Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Calculus, etc.) - Capacity to locate and understand basic literature on the subject. Attitudes: - Analytical attitude - Critical attitude - Cooperative attitude
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. Mecánica de Fluidos, 5ª edición. 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.