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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

MECH341

MECH341 : Fluid Mechanics II

Personnel

Instructor

Dr. A.M. BirkRoom 202A, McLaughlin Hallmichael.birk@queensu.ca(613) 533-2570

Course Description

A second course in fluid mechanics covering the differential form of conservation laws, boundary layer and external flows, compressible flows and the operation of rotational fluid machinery. On completion of the course students will be able to: Apply control volume analysis to mass, momentum and energy conservation; Apply differential form of mass and momentum conservation to the concept of flow field and its properties, including Navier Stokes equations; Apply stream function and velocity potential to the analysis of two-dimensional inviscid flows, and use the superposition principle to build complex flow fields from building block ingredients; Calculate drag and lift on solid bodies such as airfoils; Explain boundary layer flows, including the concept of various boundary layer thicknesses, shape factor, flow separation and the difference between laminar and turbulent boundary layers; Explain compressible flow features based on one-dimensional compressible subsonic and supersonic flows, with and without normal shock waves; Calculate design parameters of rotational fluid machinery, including centrifugal pumps and wind turbines. (11/0/0/31/0)

PREREQUISITE:  MECH241

Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

1. CV for Mass, Momentum, Energy: Apply control volume analysis to mass, momentum and energy conservation.
2. Apply NS: Apply differential form of mass and momentum conservation to the concept of flow field and its properties, including Navier Stokes equations.
3. Potential Flow: Apply stream function and velocity potential to the analysis of two-dimensional inviscid flows, and use the superposition principle to build complex flow fields from building block ingredients. 
4. Lift and Drag: Calculate drag and lift on solid bodies such as airfoils. 
5. Boundary Layers: Explain boundary layer flows, including the concept of various boundary layer thicknesses, shape factor, flow separation and the difference between laminar and turbulent boundary layers.
6. Compressible Flow: Explain compressible flow features based on one-dimensional compressible subsonic and supersonic flows, with and without normal shock waves. 
7. Pumps and Turbines: Calculate design parameters of rotational fluid machinery, including centrifugal pumps and wind turbines

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

3 lecture hours + 1 tutorial hour per week. Please refer to SOLUS for times and locations.

Resources

Required textbook: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (8th ed.) - Bruce R. Munson