Checking date: 20/06/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Introduction to fluid mechanics
Study: Bachelor in Security Engineering (272)

Coordinating teacher: MORENO BOZA, DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
To take this course it is necessary to have completed the course on Solid and Fluid Mechanics scheduled for the second year.
- Designing protection systems and mobile systems infrastructure under localized impact and explosive charge. - Plan and perform validation tests protection systems. - Develop systems to ensure the safety of infrastructure against intrusion. - Plan infrastructure security installations, existing or new construction. - Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities of infrastructure. - Define security plans to harness the technologies implemented in the infrastructure. - Design oriented systems integration infrastructure for physical protection, combining technologies architectural design and structural protection with electronic and communication technologies. - Know the basic laws governing fluid motion and know how to apply the analysis of simple problems. Ability to apply dimensional analysis to simplify troubleshooting of fluid mechanics. - Gain familiarity with the concepts of pressure and viscous stress and its application to the calculation of forces on bodies. - Understand the fundamental principles of the dynamics of compressible flows, the conservation equations and the most relevant dimensionless numbers.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Introductory course to the theory of fluid mechanics. After extending the concepts of kinematics to introduce the strain rate tensor, the surface forces appearing in the interior of the fluid media (pressure and viscous stresses) will be presented. The Reynolds transport theorem will then be used to deduce the conservation, or Navier-Stokes, equations (continuity, momentum and energy), which will be applied in integral form to the analysis of simple problems. Finally, there will be an introduction to dimensional analysis, including the Pi theorem and the concept of physical similarity, with simple applications that motivate its usefulness.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • 3 - F. M. White. Fluid Mechanics (5ª ed). McGraw-Hill. 2004
  • 4 - J. H. Spurk. Fluid mechanics: problems and solutions. Springer. 1997
  • 5 - G. I. Baremblatt. Scaling, Self-Similarity and Intermediate Asymptotics. Cambridge University Press. 1996
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • B. R. Munson, D. F. Young y T. H. Okiishi. Fundaments of Fluid Mechanics. Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana. 2002
  • E. J. Shaughnessy Jr., I. M. Katz y J. P. Schaffer. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Oxford University Press. 2005
  • M. Van Dyke. An Album of Fluid Motion. The Parabolic Press. 1982
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.