Readings

The main textbook for this course is:

Young, Donald F., Bruce R. Munson, and Theodore H. Okiishi. A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2003. ISBN: 0471457574.

Supplemental texts for the course are:

Control Volume Notes (PDF)

A Few Hints on Problem Solving (PDF)

Readings assignments in the main textbook are shown in this table.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
L1 Subject Outline, Fluid Concepts, The Continuum Hypothesis 1.1-1.6
R1 Review of Hydrostatics and Dimensional Analysis  
L2 Description of Fluid Flow, Conservation Laws 1.7-1.9, 4.1-4.2
L3 Hydrostatics, Forces on Plane and Curved Surfaces 2.1-2.3, 2.8-2.10
R2 Stability of Floating Bodies  
L4 Manometry, Stability of Dams and Gates 2.4-2.7, 2.11-2.12
L5 Mass and Volume Conservation 5.1, 6.1-6.2
L6 Stream Function, Velocity Potential, Flownet Construction 6.4, 6.5-6.5.1
L7 The Bernoulli Equation for Ideal Fluids 3.1-3.4
R3 Flownet and Streamline Construction  
L8 Application of Mass Conservation and Bernoulli 3.5-3.6
L9 Conservation Laws for Finite Control Volumes, Reynolds Transport Theorem 4.3-4.4
L10 Conservation of Momentum for Finite Control Volumes 5.2.1
R4 Bernoulli Experiment  
L11 Applications of Momentum 5.2.2
L12 The Bernoulli Equation from Energy Considerations 5.3-5.3.1
L13 Special Forms and Interpretations of the Bernoulli Equation 3.7-3.8, 5.3.2-5.3.4
E1 Hour Exam 1 (Covering Material through Ses #L11)  
L14 Laminar Flow, Shear Stresses in Fluids 1.6, 8.1
L15 Velocity Distribution in Laminar Flows, Turbulence, The Reynolds Number 6.9, 8.2-8.3
R5 Application of Conservation Principles for Finite Control  
L16 Pipe Friction Losses, Moody Diagram, Minor Losses 8.4
L17 Pipe Flow Analysis 8.5-8.6
L18 Pump Specification and Requirements 11.1-11.4
R6 Pipe Flow Demonstration and Analysis  
L19 Turbines and Windmills 11.6-11.8
L20 Drag Forces on Immersed Bodies 9.1-9.3
L21 Lift Forces on Immersed Bodies 9.4
R7 Dynamic Response of a Floating Body  
L22 Fluid Mechanics of Pitching 10.1, 10.4-10.4.2
L23 Uniform Open Channel Flow 10.4.3
L24 Uniform Open Channel Flow Computations 10.2

Class notes

E2 Hour Exam 2 (Covering Material through Ses #L23)  
R8 Open Channel Flow Computations  
L25 Bernoulli Principle in Open Channel Flow, Specific Head-Depth Diagram 10.3
L26 Application of Specific Head in Open Channel Flow, Super- and Sub-critical Flows 10.6.2-10.6.4
L27 Momentum Principle in Open Channel Flow 10.6.1

Class notes

L28 Application of Momentum Principle in Open Channel Flow Class notes
R9 Application of Energy and Momentum Principles in Open Channel Flows  
L29 Gradually Varied Open Channel Flow 10.5
L30 Gradually Varied Flow Profiles Class notes
L31 Discharge From Lakes and Under Gates Class notes
R10 Determination of Gradually Varied Flow Profiles  
L32 Further Examples of Gradually Varied Flow Class notes
L33 Unsteady Flow in Open Channels, Kinematic Waves Class notes
L34 Flood Routing 6.3, 6.8
E3 Hour Exam 3 (Covering Material through Ses #L34)  
L35-L36 Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow, Navier-Stokes Equations 8.3

Class notes

E4 Final Exam (3 Hours)  

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

grading Exams with Solutions
notes Lecture Notes