MEEG331: Fluid Mechanics I
Lecture
**Fall 2008**
LEC WF 4:40PM - 5:55PM
Memorial Hall room 127
**Instructor**
Dr. Minwei Gong
mgong@udel.edu
301 Spencer Lab
Office Hours: F 4:00 – 4:30PM or by appointment
**TA (Grading)**
Tejas Canchi
Ctejas@udel.edu
131 Spencer Lab
Office Hours: Th 1:00-2:00PM
**Textbook**
"Fluid Mechanics" 6th Ed., Frank M. White
**References**
"Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics" by Munson, Young and Okiishi
"Fluid Flow" by Sabersky, Acosta & Hauptmann
"Fluid Mechanics" by Streeter & Wylie
"An Album of Fluid Motion" by Milton Van Dyke
**Grading Policy**
Homework (weekly) (20 %)
Lab (every other week) (20 %)
Mid-Term 1 (15 %)
Mid-Term 2 (15 %)
Final Exam (30 %)
**Notes:**
(1) Homework is due on Friday **BEFORE** class. Late homework is **NOT** accepted.
(2) Midterms and Final Exam are closed book/closed notes.
Course Schedule
**Chapter 1: Introduction (9/3-9/10)**
Definition of a fluid, continuum; properties of fluids;
Dimensions and units; Solution methodologies;
Flow kinematics; Streamlines, streaklines, pathlines, timelines.
**Chapter 2: Pressure Distribution in a Fluid (9/12-9/19)**
Pascal's law; Pressure variation in a static fluid;
Manometry; Pressure force on submerged surfaces;
Buoyancy and Stability.
10/3 (Friday) Mid-Term 1
**Chapter 3: Integral Relations for a Control Volume (9/24-10/29)**
Basic physical laws for fluid mechanics;
Reynolds transport theorem; Conservation of Mass,
Linear and Angular Momentum; Conservation of Energy;
Bernoulli Equation.
11/7 (Friday) Mid-Term 2
**Chapter 4: Differential Relations for Fluid Flow (10/31-11/21)**
Acceleration field of fluid; Differential Equations for
Mass Conservation, Linear and Angular Momentum;
Differential Equation for Energy; Stream Function
and Vorticity.
**Chapter 5: Dimensional Analysis and Similarity (11/26-12/10)**
Dimensional Homogeneity; Buckingham Pi Theorem;
Standard dimensionless parameters in fluid mechanics;
Modeling.
12/10 (Wednesday) Last day of class
Final: TBA |