CBE 30355 - Transport I: Fluid Mechanics

Syllabus

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Class Notes

  • Aug. 24, 2021 - What are Fluid Mechanics?
  • Aug. 26, 2021 - The Continuum Hypothesis
  • Aug. 31, 2021 - Hydrostatics
  • Sept. 2, 2021 - Lagrangian and Eulerian Descriptions
  • Sept. 7, 2021 - Fluids in Motion: The Continuity Equation
  • Sept. 9, 2021 - Fluids in Motion: Conservation of Mass in Multicomponent Systems
  • Sept. 14, 2021 - Conservation of Momentum
  • Sept. 16, 2021 - Conservation of Momentum: Cauchy Stress Equation
  • Sept. 21, 2021 - The Navier-Stokes Equations
  • Sept. 23, 2021 - Plane Couette Flow, Flow Down an Inclined Plane
  • Sept. 28, 2021 - Poiseuille Flow, Couette Flow
  • Sept. 30, 2021 - Couette Flow, Dynamic Similarity
  • Oct. 5, 2021 - Dynamic Similarity
  • Oct. 7, 2021 - Dimensional Analysis
  • Oct. 12, 2021 - Lubrication Flows
  • Oct. 14, 2021 - Mid-term Exam (in class)
  • Oct. 26, 2021 - The Reynolds Lubrication Equation, The Streamfunction
  • Oct. 28, 2021 - Flow Near a Wiper
  • Nov. 2, 2021 - Flow Past a Sphere
  • Nov. 4, 2021 - High Re Flows: Bernoulli's Equation
  • Nov. 9, 2021 - Inviscid Irrotational Flows: Potential Flow Past a Cylinder
  • Nov. 11, 2021 - The Prandtl Boundary Layer Equations
  • Nov. 16, 2021 - Flow Past a Flat Plate: The Blasius Equation
  • Nov. 18, 2021 - Complex Boundary Layer Flows
  • Nov. 23, 2021 - Integral Boundary Layer Equations
  • Nov. 30, 2021 - Friction Factors
  • Dec. 2, 2021 - Piping Networks & Review
  • Dec. 7, 2021 - Turbulence

    Index Notation


    Transport Glossary


    Last Spring's Notes


    Web Based Explorations


    Printable Version of Notes


    Web Based Explorations


    References


    Daily Quiz

    Last year because of the pandemic I rearranged the course into on-line prerecorded lectures in addition to the regular in-person session. While I trust this won't be required this fall, it was actually quite successful and prefered by the students in the class. Thus, we'll keep it this term as well! I ask you to listen to the narration of the notes (generally a whole lot shorter than a 75 minute lecture, as I tend to leave out all the fun stories) and answer a daily quiz associated with that lecture in Sakai. It is a lot easier if you look at the quiz questions before listening to the lecture, which is fine. You will get two tries at each quiz before the in-person class, and two tries after (the better of each pair count). The cumulative quiz score at the end of the semester will count the same as the mid-term, so don't forget to do them!

    Our scheduled in-person class will be reserved for demonstrations, stories, answering questions, help on homework, etc. - all the fun stuff. We will also be solving the "problem of the day" in class to give you extra practice in setting up and solving things.

    Homework Assignments

    These are links to the homeworks organized by due date. Click on a highlighted date to access the homework due that day. Your scanned solutions should be turned in on-line by 5pm on the due date. We are using Gradescope this term.


    Examinations


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