The objective of this course is to provide the student an understanding of fluid mechanics at an intermediate level. After attending this course, the student should be able to apply the mass, momentum and energy conservation laws in their differential form to study problems of relevance in engineering.
Knowledge mastered in this course:
- Understand the relative importance of the different terms in the conservation equations in differential form,
and develop reduced models based on dominant balances.
- Determine the adequate methodology to obtain the required variables in an engineering problem (analysis,
- Present results in a rational manner, in terms of the minimum number of relevant parameters, by making
use of dimensional analysis and nondimensionalization of the governing equations.
- Determine similarity solutions in fluid-dynamics problems.
- Comprehension of basic terminology to understand technical documentation and specific literature.
- Write the appropriate set of differential equations, as well as their initial and/or boundary conditions, whose
integration determines the flow field.
- Write and solve unidireccional flow problems.
- Write and solve problems under conditions of dominant viscous forces.
- Apply hydrodynamic lubrication theory to solve relevant problems in engineering.
- Apply ideal flow theory to solve relevant problems in engineering.
- Apply boundary layer theory to solve relevant problems in engineering.
- Analysis based on basic scientific principles.
- Multidisciplinar approach (use knowledge from several disciplines: Mechanics, Thermodynamics,
- Capacity to locate and understand basic literature on the subject, needed in the solution of flow problems.
- Analytical attitude when facing engineering problems.
- Critical attitude given the different choices available to tackle a given problem.
- Cooperative attitude to exchange information and knowledge.