10.301 Fluid Mechanics
Introduces the mechanical principles governing fluid flow. Stress in a fluid. Conservation of mass and momentum, using differential and integral balances. Elementary constitutive equations. Hydrostatics. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. Approximate solutions using control volume analysis. Mechanical energy balances and Bernoulli's equation. Dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity. Introduces boundary-layer theory and turbulence.
Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-110.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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