The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture (L), recitation (R), and exam (E) sessions.

SES # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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L1 | Subject Outline, Fluid Concepts, The Continuum Hypothesis | |

R1 | Review of Hydrostatics and Dimensional Analysis | |

L2 | Description of Fluid Flow, Conservation Laws | |

L3 | Hydrostatics, Forces on Plane and Curved Surfaces | Homework 1 out |

R2 | Stability of Floating Bodies | |

L4 | Manometry, Stability of Dams and Gates | |

L5 | Mass and Volume Conservation | |

L6 | Stream Function, Velocity Potential, Flownet Construction |
Homework 1 due
Homework 2 out |

L7 | The Bernoulli Equation for Ideal Fluids | |

R3 | Flownet and Streamline Construction | |

L8 | Application of Mass Conservation and Bernoulli | |

L9 | Conservation Laws for Finite Control Volumes, Reynolds Transport Theorem |
Homework 2 due
Homework 3 out |

L10 | Conservation of Momentum for Finite Control Volumes | |

R4 | Bernoulli Experiment | |

L11 | Applications of Momentum | |

L12 | The Bernoulli Equation from Energy Considerations | Homework 3 due |

L13 | Special Forms and Interpretations of the Bernoulli Equation | |

E1 | Hour Exam 1 (Covering Material through L11) | |

L14 | Laminar Flow, Shear Stresses in Fluids | Homework 4 out |

L15 | Velocity Distribution in Laminar Flows, Turbulence, The Reynolds Number | |

R5 | Application of Conservation Principles for Finite Control | |

L16 | Pipe Friction Losses, Moody Diagram, Minor Losses | |

L17 | Pipe Flow Analysis |
Homework 4 due
Homework 5 out |

L18 | Pump Specification and Requirements | |

R6 | Pipe Flow Demonstration and Analysis | |

L19 | Turbines and Windmills | |

L20 | Drag Forces on Immersed Bodies |
Homework 5 due
Homework 6 out |

L21 | Lift Forces on Immersed Bodies | |

R7 | Dynamic Response of a Floating Body | |

L22 | Fluid Mechanics of Pitching | |

L23 | Uniform Open Channel Flow | Homework 6 due |

L24 | Uniform Open Channel Flow Computations | |

E2 | Hour Exam 2 (Covering Material through L23) | Homework 7 out |

R8 | Open Channel Flow Computations | |

L25 | Bernoulli Principle in Open Channel Flow, Specific Head-Depth Diagram | |

L26 | Application of Specific Head in Open Channel Flow, Super- and Sub-critical Flows | |

L27 | Momentum Principle in Open Channel Flow |
Homework 7 due
Homework 8 out |

L28 | Application of Momentum Principle in Open Channel Flow | |

R9 | Application of Energy and Momentum Principles in Open Channel Flows | |

L29 | Gradually Varied Open Channel Flow | |

L30 | Gradually Varied Flow Profiles |
Homework 8 due
Homework 9 out |

L31 | Discharge From Lakes and Under Gates | |

R10 | Determination of Gradually Varied Flow Profiles | |

L32 | Further Examples of Gradually Varied Flow | |

L33 | Unsteady Flow in Open Channels, Kinematic Waves | Homework 9 due |

L34 | Flood Routing | |

E3 | Hour Exam 3 (Covering Material through L34) | |

L35-L36 | Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow, Navier-Stokes Equations | |

E4 | Final Exam (3 Hours) |