Author:
Gangfeng Ma
Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Level:
College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Engineering
  • Hydromechanics
  • VIVA Grant Recipients
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    Hydromechanics

    Hydromechanics

    Overview

    An introduction to Hydromechanics.

    Introduction

    Hydromechanics is a branch of fluid mechanics that deals with static and dynamic motion of fluids. This chapter outlines a brief introduction of fluid mechanics and its history as well as the units and dimensions.  

    Fluid properties

    In this chapter, we discuss a number of fundamental properties of fluids. An understanding of these properties is essential for us to apply basic principles of fluid mechanics to the solution of practical problems.

    Review of Mechanics

    This chapter provides a review of import definitions and concepts from Mechanics (statics and dynamics). These concepts and definitions will be used in this class. 

    Fluid Statics

    This chapter discusses pressure field in static fluid and how to determine pressure forces as well as the center of pressure.

    Control Volume and Mass Conservation

    This chapter introduces import concepts in fluid kenematics and the principle of mass conservation. 

    Momentum Conservation

    This chapter discusses the conservation of momentum and its applications. 

    Energy Conservation

    This chapter discusses the principle of energy conservation and its applications.