Author:
Gangfeng Ma, Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
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Engineering
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College / Upper Division
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    Education Standards

    CEE 330: Hydromechanics

    Overview

    The syllabus for CEE 330: Hydromechanics, taught at Old Dominion University.

    The syllabus for CEE 330: Hydromechanics, taught at Old Dominion University.

     

    CEE 330  Hydromechanics

    (Fall 2020)

     

    Instructor: Dr. Gangfeng Ma, Associate Professor

                        129C Kaufman Hall

                        Email: gma@odu.edu

    Office hours:  schedule via email

    Lecture time and location: TR 1:30-2:45 pm, lectures via Zoom

     

    Textbooks:

    • No textbooks required, lecture notes distributed before the class

     

    References:

    • Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications (Tenth Edition) by E. John Finnemore and Joseph B. Franzini

     

    Course Documents:

          visit Blackboard

     

    Communications:

    • Blackboard (announcements, lecture notes, homework/exam submissions)
    • Twitter account: CEE330Hydro (news, collaborative discussions, project/presentation submissions)

     

    Course Description: Introduction to fundamentals of fluid mechanics, particularly focusing on incompressible fluids (i.e. water)

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain properties of fluids (gases and liquids);
    • Analyze pressure distributions in a static fluid and calculate forces on a surface
    • Differentiate laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow
    • Understand governing equations including the continuity equation, momentum equations and energy equations
    • Apply the governing equations to solve civil engineering problems
    • Calculate momentum and forces in fluid flow
    • Conduct dimensional analysis to set up laboratory experiments
    • Analyze flow and energy losses in circular pipes
    • Calculate forces on immersed bodies considering turbulent boundary layer
    • Analyze steady open channel flow
    • Differentiate subcritical and supercritical flow

    Prerequisites:

    • Statics
    • Calculus

    Topics to be covered:

    • Dimensions and Units
    • Properties of Fluids
    • Fluid Statics
    • Basics of Fluid Flow
    • Energy in Steady Flow
    • Momentum and Forces in Fluid Flow
    • Similitude and Dimensional Analysis
    • Steady Incompressible Flow in Pressure Conduits
    • Forces on Immersed Bodies
    • Steady Flow in Open Channels

     

    Course Outline (Tentative, reserve the right to adjust during the semester):

     

    Lecture

    Date

    Topics

    1

    Sep. 1

    Introduction remarks; basic concepts; dimensions and units

    2

    Sep. 3

    Properties of fluids (Chap 2.1~2.7)

    3

    Sep. 8

    Properties of fluids (Chap 2.9~2.13) (HW#1)

    4

    Sep. 10

    Fluid statics (Chap 3.1~3.2)

    5

    Sep. 15

    Fluid statics (Chap 3.2~3.5)

    6

    Sep. 17

    Fluid statics (Chap 3.6)

    7

     Sep. 22

    Fluid statics (Chap 3.7~3.10) (HW#2)

    8

    Sep. 24

    Basics of fluid flow (Chap 4.1~4.4)

    9

    Sep. 29

    Basics of fluid flow (Chap 4.5~4.8) (HW#3)

    10

    Oct. 1

    Energy in steady flow (Chap 5.1~5.2) 

    11

    Oct. 6

    Energy in steady flow (Chap 5.3~5.4)

    12

    Oct. 8

    Energy in steady flow (Chap 5.5~5.10)

    13

    Oct. 13

    Energy in steady flow (Chap 5.11~5.18)  (HW#4)

    14

    Oct. 15

    Mid-term exam review, homework discussions

    15

    Oct. 20

    Mid-term exam (Chap. 1~5)

    16

    Oct. 22

    Momentum and forces in fluid flow (Chap 6.1~6.5)

    17

    Oct. 27

    Similitude and dimensional analysis (Chap 7.1~7.4)

    18

    Oct. 29

    Similitude and dimensional analysis (Chap 7.5~7.7) (HW#5)

     

     Nov. 3

    Election Day (no classes)

    19

     Nov. 5

    Steady incompressible flow in pressure conduits (Chap 8.1~8.6)

    20

    Nov. 10

    Steady incompressible flow in pressure conduits (Chap 8.7~8.13)

    21

    Nov. 12

    Steady incompressible flow in pressure conduits (Chap 8.14~8.18) (HW# 6)

    22

    Nov. 17

    Forces on immersed bodies (Chap 9.1~9.6)

    23

    Nov. 19

    Forces on immersed bodies (Chap 9.6~9.15) (HW#7)

    24

    Nov. 24

    Steady flow in open channels (Chap 10.1~10.4)

     

    Nov. 26

    Thanksgiving (no class)

    25

    Dec. 1

    Steady flow in open channels (Chap 10.5~10.15)

    26

    Dec. 3

    Steady flow in open channels (Chap 10.15~10.24) (HW#8)

    27

    Dec. 8

    Homework discussions; Final exam review

    28

    Dec. 10

    Final exam review

    29

    Dec. 17

    Final exam 12:30 -3:30 pm

     

    Grading:

               Homework 10% (8 HWs)

               Mid-term exam 35%

               Final exam 40%

               Quizzes 10% Project (Concept maps, presentations, videos) 15%

               Attendance  5%