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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Analytical attitude
- Critical attitude
- Cooperative attitude