CVEN 311: Fluid Dynamics


Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,


DLEB 309-i
Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

MWF 2:55-3:45 pm remotely over Canvas




Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky
Ph +1-979-845-4517
FAX +1-979-862-8162

Hydraulic model of a pumping station for a wastewater treatment plant conducted in the Ocean Engineering Wave Tank Laboratory of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.  

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to introduce the applied physics of fluid statics and fluid dynamics to solve civil engineering problems.  Specifically, by the end of this course, students will be able to:

This course also contributes to the following ABET-identified outcomes of the civil and environmental engineering curricula:


Fluid statics, fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, conservation of mass, momentum and energy, similitude, hydraulic modeling, pipe flow.

Course Description

Fluid Dynamics (3-0). Credit 3. Fluid properties; statics; kinematics; basic conservation principles of continuity, energy and momentum; similitude and hydraulic models; incompressible flow in pipes; fluid dynamic drag.  Prerequisites:  MATH 251 and CVEN 221; CVEN 302 or registration therein.