ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Lectures : 9h00
Tutorials : 6h00
Lab Work : 6h00
Total duration : : 21
Status :
Period :
Semestre 3
Education language :
General objectives
Fluid mechanics is a subject that deals with fluid statics (fluids at rest) and fluid dynamics (fluids in motion), with a broad application area ranging from aerodynamics, pipe network to micro-fluidics.
The course explores the basic concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid properties, hydrostatics and buoyancy, kinematics, dynamics, Bernoulli's equation, mass conservation and momentum conservation for moving fluids, viscous fluid flows, closed conduit flow including pressure drop calculations, dimensional analysis, lift and drag on objects.
The course includes laboratory sessions (two laboratory experiments to be performed).

By the end of the course, the student should be able:
- To be familiar with the terminology associated with fluid mechanics;
- To use the basic concepts of fluid mechanics to solve static problems and incompressible fluid flow problems;
- To use the basic concepts of fluid mechanics to solve dynamic problems and determine pressure drops for pipe systems;
- To understand the knowledge of flow measurement;
- To develop the problem-solving skills essential to good engineering practice of fluid mechanics.
Lecture 1: Review of basics (the mathematics of Lines, surfaces and volumes; Scalars and Vectors; Vector math/calculus), Physical properties of fluids, Forces due to Static Fluids, Pressure, Manometers.
Lecture 2: Forces on submerged surfaces, Buoyancy and stability of floating objects.
Lecture 3: Fluid flow (Lagrangian and Eulerian Descriptions), Newtonian Fluids, Navier-Stokes Equation, Euler's equation of motion. Steady flow energy equation, Bernouilli equation
Lecture 4: Dimensionless analysis and application
Lecture 5: Reynolds Number, Laminar Flow and Turbulent Flow, Entrance region, Analytical solutions
Lecture 6: Energy Losses due to friction, Minor Losses, The Moody Chart and Darcy friction factor, Pipe network, Pumps
Lecture 7: Drag of immersed bodies, Skin friction, Form drag, Variation of drag coefficient with Reynold's number
mathematics 1 & 2
general mechanics 1 & 2
R.W. Fox, P.J. Pritchard, A.T. McDonald (2009). Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
W.P. Graebel (2007). Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Elsevier, New York.
Y. A. Çengel, J. M. Cimbala. (2006) Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications. McGraw-Hill, New-York.
B. R. Munson, D. F. Young, T. H. Okiishi. (2006) Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken.
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Written exam0.1
2Practical work0.2
3Written exam0.7