Fluid mechanics

Draft of subject contents 

Introduction into Fluid Mechanics. Basic physical units. Fluid properties. Fluid Statics. Euler equation in fluid statics and solutions. Pressure measurement. Relative equilibrium. Stability. Forces on Plane Areas. Forces on Curved Curfaces. Buoyancy. Fluid Kinematics. Velocity and Acceleration. Circulation and Flow. Basic laws of Fluid Dynamics. Mass conservation. Linear momentum. Angular momentum equation. Energy equation. Euler and Bernoulli equation. Applications of Bernoulli equation: orifices, weirs, Venturi meter, Pitot tube. Real fluid flow. Viscosity and measurement of viscosity. Laminar vs. turbulent flow. Dimensional analysis. Real fluid flow.  Real fluid flow losses in pipes. Cavitation. Flow over immersed bodies. Introduction to free surface flow. Introduction to compressible fluid flow. 

Developing of general and specific competences (knowledge and skills) 

Students are encouraged to consider the physical significance of laws and equations in fluid mechanics and to develop ability to solve the wide range of problems concerning fluid mcehanics and to formulate independent projects involving fluid mechanics.

Forms of tuition performing and manner of knowledge checking 

Tuition performing: lectures, exercises, independent work, and consultations. Manner of knowledge checking: class participation, written and oral exam. 

List of literature needed for studies and sitting for an examination 

List of literature that is recommended as supplemental 

ECTS credits attributed to subject and corresponding explanation 

6 ECTS. Lecture attendance 20%, exercise attendance 20%, preparation of the written exam 30%, preparation of the oral exam 30%. Project is being provided with value of 6 ECTS credits. 

Manner of sitting for an examination 

Written and oral exam. 

Manner of quality inspection and efficiency of subject performing 

Control of the regularity of class performing and  attendance. Continuous dialog with students and inquires about course. Quality control knowledge at the exam. 

Prerequisites for subject enrolling

No prerequisites.

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