CVEN 311

Fluid Dynamics

Instructor

Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,
Professor

Office

CVOB 802B
Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

MWF 10:20-11:10 in CE 118

Contact

Ph +1-979-845-4517
socolofs@tamu.edu

Calendar

The following table presents a tentative course calendar for Spring 2017.

The sections in the reading assignment column are from Munson et al. (2012) 8th Edition. Reading should be completed before the indicted lecture.

In addition to the weekly class meeting times, several important dates should be noted:

For examples of typical exams, see the Past Exams page.

LEC #

   

Topic

   

Reading
Assignment

1/18

   

Introduction, dimensions, and units

   

1.1-1.4

1/20

   

Ideal gas law

   

1.5

1/23

   

Viscosity, compressibility, vapor pressure, and surface tension

Multimedia Fluid Mechanics. DVD containing interesting fluids movies and text by G. M. Homsy et al. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

   

1.6-1.9

1/25

   

Fluid statics I

   

2.1-2.4

1/27

   

Fluids statics II

   

2.1-2.4

1/30

   

Gauges and manometers (video)

   

2.5-2.7

2/1

   

Force on a plane surface I

   

2.8-2.9

2/3

   

Force on a plane surface II

   

2.8-2.9

2/6

   

Force on curved surfaces and buoyancy

   

2.10-2.11

2/8

   

Bernoulli equation I (video)

   

3.1-3.2

2/10

   

Bernoulli equation II (video)

   

3.1-3.2

2/13

   

Pressure variation normal to a streamline

   

3.3-3.4

2/15

   

Stagnation and dynamic pressures

   

3.5

2/17

   

Midterm Exam 1: 10:20-11:10 a.m. in CE 118 Introduction and fluid statics. [Blank Exam, Solution]

   

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2/20

   

Examples

   

3.6

2/22

   

Energy line, hydraulic grade line, and restrictions

   

3.7-3.8

2/24

   

Fluid kinematics I

   

4.1-4.2

2/27

   

Fluid kinematics II

   

4.1-4.2

3/1

   

Control volumes and Reynolds transport equation

   

4.3-4.4

3/3

   

Conservation of mass

   

5.1

3/6

   

Principles of linear momentum

   

5.2

3/8

   

Momentum equation examples I

   

5.2

3/10

   

Momentum equation examples II

   

5.2

3/20

   

Energy equation

   

5.3

3/22

   

Energy equation examples

   

5.3

3/24

   

Dimensional analysis I

   

7.1-7.4

3/27

   

Dimensional analysis II

   

7.1-7.4

3/29

   

Similitude and hydraulic modeling

   

7.5-7.8

3/31

   

Midterm Exam 2: 10:20-11:10 a.m. in CE 118 Bernoulli equation, energy grade line, fluid kinematics, and conservation of mass and momentum. [Blank Exam, Solution]

   

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4/3

   

Practical physical modeling studies;

   

7.9

4/5

   

Case Study of modeling examples

   

8.1

4/7

   

Laminar pipe flow

   

8.2

4/10

   

Pipe flow characteristics

   

8.3

4/12

   

Turbulent pipe flow and friction factors

   

8.4-8.5

4/17

   

Moody diagram and minor head losses

   

8.4-8.5

4/19

   

Fittings and major head losses

   

8.4-8.5

4/21

   

Midterm Exam 3: 10:20-11:10 a.m. in CE 118 Energy equation, dimensional analysis, and similitude. [Blank Exam, Solution]

   

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4/24

   

Pipe flow example problems I

   

8.4-8.5

4/26

   

External flow, lift, and drag

   

9.1

4/28

   

Boundary layer

   

9.2

5/1

   

Friction, pressure drag, and drag coefficients

   

9.3

5/2

   

External flow examples. Exam Review

   

9.3

5/8

   

Final Exam: 8:00-10:00 a.m. in CE 118Comprehensive.

   

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