Checking date: 09/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Fluid Mechanics
Academic Program of Industrial Engineering via Bachelor in Industrial Technology Engineering (Plan: 510 - Estudio: 256)


Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Calculus I, II Physics I, II Linear Algebra Thermal Engineering Engineering Fluid Mechanics
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, experiment, etc.). - 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. Specific capacities: - 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. General capabilities: - Analysis based on basic scientific principles. - Multidisciplinar approach (use knowledge from several disciplines: Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Calculus, etc.) - Capacity to locate and understand basic literature on the subject, needed in the solution of flow problems. Attitudes: - 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.
Skills and learning outcomes
CB1. Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study CB2. Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study. CB3. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues. CB5. Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy. CG1. Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG3. Ability to design a system, component or process in the field of Industrial Technologies to meet the required specifications CG4. Knowledge and ability to apply current legislation as well as the specifications, regulations and mandatory standards in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG5. Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organisation and management of companies. CG6. Applied knowledge of company organisation. CG8. Knowledge and ability to apply quality principles and methods. CG9. Knowledge and ability to apply computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of Industrial Engineering problems. RA1. Knowledge and understanding: Have basic knowledge and understanding of science, mathematics and engineering within the industrial field, as well as knowledge and understanding of Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Production Systems, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Organisation and Electrical Engineering. RA2. Engineering Analysis: To be able to identify engineering problems within the industrial field, recognise specifications, establish different resolution methods and select the most appropriate one for their solution RA4. Research and Innovation: To be able to use appropriate methods to carry out research and make innovative contributions in the field of Industrial Engineering.
Description of contents: programme
This is a course in Fluid Mechanics at an intermediate level. The Programme is divided in 7 parts: FIRST PART: Introduction. Summary of conservation equations in integral and differential form. SECOND PART: Unidirectional flow of liquids. THIRD PART: Quasi-unidirectional viscosity-dominated flows of liquids. FOURTH PART: Hydrodynamic lubrication theory. The Reynolds equation. FIFTH PART: Introduction to ideal flow theory. SIXTH PART: Introduction to compressible flows. SEVENTH PART: Boundary layer theory.
Learning activities and methodology
The 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 Barrero, Miguel Pérez-Saborid. Fundamentos y Aplicaciones de la Mecánica de Fluidos. McGraw Hill. 2004
  • Antonio Crespo Martínez. Mecánica de Fluidos. Thomson. 2006
  • Antonio Luis Sánchez Pérez. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Área de Mecánica de Fluidos. 2011
  • José Manuel Gordillo, Guillaume Riboux, Juan Fernández. Introducción a la mecánica de fluidos. Paraninfo. 2017
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Additional Bibliography
  • Amable Liñán Martínez. Mecánica de Fluidos (Volúmenes I y II). Publicaciones de la ETS de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2006
  • D. J. Acheson. Elementary Fluid Dynamics. Clarendon Press. 1990
  • G. K. Batchelor. An introduction to fluid dynamics. Cambridge University Press. 2000
  • J. H. Spurk. Fluid Mechanics: Problems and Solutions. Springer Verlag. 1997
  • L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz. Mecánica de Fluidos. Reverté. 1985
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