ES330 Fluid Mechanics Syllabus Spring 2007
Text: Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications
Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala ISBN: 0-07247-2367
Instructors: Prof. Hayley Shen
Teaching Assistant: Andres Orlando
Office Hours: Prof. Shen (ERC110A, x-6006, email@example.com) M,W, F 1-3pm or by
Andres Orlando (Rowley 242, x-2333, firstname.lastname@example.org) to be arranged
Prerequisites: Calculus III (or Differential Equations) and Statics (If had a C or below for these
two courses, you might need extra help in ES330.)
Basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include statics, forces on plane and curve surfaces,
kinematics of fluid motion, integral and differential representation of conservation of mass,
balance of linear and angular momenta, the first Law of Thermodynamics, Bernoulli’s equation,
dimensional analysis, and elementary viscous flow. Frictional losses, simple pipeline analysis and
steady channel flow are covered. Understanding of the physical phenomena is stressed and vector
notation is used whenever suitable.
This is a 3-credit course, all CEE, MAE, and EM students are required to take this course. There
are weekly 150minutes of lecture time in which all students in this class participate. An average
of 6 hours per week study time outside of the classroom is expected. To understand the material
in this course it is essential to attend classes, study the notes and the textbook, and work on all
CEE Outcomes Evaluation
Course Outcomes: addressed Methods
To make students view fluids based on physical laws. 1a 1,2,3,4,5
To enable students analyze fluids phenomena using physical laws and 1a 1,2,3,4,5
To make students link real fluids with descriptive/analytical work. 1a, 1b, 1f, 2a 1
To stimulate students’ interest in understanding the complex world of fluids.
3d, 4a, 4b 1,3,4,5
The CEE Outcomes items are listed below:
1a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
1b. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
1c. Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
1d. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
1e. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
1f. Obtain outstanding capabilities in utilizing computing.
1g. Able to solve real-world open-ended problems that require creativity and risk-taking.
2a. Ability to organize effective and concise written engineering reports and memos.
2b. Ability to organize and deliver engineering work in a formal oral presentation.
2c. Ability to engage in or lead dialogue that contributes to productive work in a disciplinary or
multidisciplinary team environment.
3a. Ability to function I multidisciplinary teams.
3b. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a contemporary
global and national context.
3d. Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning.
3e. Be instructed by faculty with a commitment to both teaching and research.
4a. Faculty will have a commitment to foster a student’s educational and professional development.
4b. Faculty will strive to create a distinctive feature of a Clarkson education that will attract students to the
1. Homework 15% Due every Monday at the beginning of the class unless
otherwise announced. No late homework can be accepted
without an official excuse
2. Quizzes ?% Unannounced quizzes may be given during the semester,
each one will be counted as one homework
3. 1 Hourly 20% Feb. 20, Tuesday 7-8pm (SC 360)
4. 2nd Hourly 30% Apr. 3, Tuesday 7-8pm (SC 360)
5. Final 35% Comprehensive, no A exemptions
Note: Three homeworks will be hands-on using equipments in the lab. You will be working in a
team of two (choose your own team member). You will sign up for your time slot (30 minutes a
slot) posted outside the CEE office as soon as these homeworks are assigned.
Some Important Points:
o Always bring your textbook to class.
o Check your Clarkson email for course related messages.
o Sit with your lab partner in class whenever possible.
o The website <http://people.clarkson.edu/~hhshen> will be used to post course
related materials for you to download.
o Recitation every Friday 3-4 in CAMP178.
Week 1 (Jan 11-12) Set the rules.
HW1 Due 1/15: Read all Chapter 1, Do the review problems
Week 2 (Jan 15-19) Chapter 2 Fluid Properties
HW2 Due 1/22: 2-8, 2-9, 2-18, 2-45 (yA = 0.60 mm, F=1.62N), 2-52, 2-60, 2-61
(0.0232N/m), 2-63, 2-75
Week 3 (Jan. 22-27) Chapter 3 Hydrostatics I
HW3 Due 1/29: 3-19, 3-22, 3-24, 3-29(102kPa), 3-40(0.47m), 3-60(83kN,
8.56m), 3-64, 3-66(392kN, 288kN), 3-73 (0.38m, 0.52m)
Week 4 (Jan. 29-Feb. 2) Chapter 3 Hydrostatics II
HW4 Due 2/5: 3-70(3681N), 3-76, 3-85(87.6cm), 3-98, 3-104(0.056m), 3-135
Week 5 (Feb. 5-9) Chapter 4 Kinematics and Chapter 5 Mass Conservation
HW5 Due 2/14: 4-10, 4-13, 4-15( a b U 0 bx i b2 yj ), 4-17, 5-8 (increase
14%), 5-10, 5-12, Lab1 Report
Week 6 (Feb. 14-16) Chapter 5 Energy Concepts
HW6 Due 2/19: 5-19, 5-21(2121kW, 636kW), 5-24(a.67.2%, b.196kPa)
Week 7 (Feb. 19-23) Chapter 5 Bernoulli Equation
HW7 Due 2/26: 5-37, 5-38, 5-49, 5.57, 5.59(40.7m), 5-60(33.8m/s)
Week 8 (Feb. 26- Mar. 2) Chapter 5 Energy Equation
HW8 Due 3/5: 5-69(289.2kPa), 5-70(340kPa), 5-78(68.7kPa), 5-80
($28,700/year), Lab2 Report
Week 9 (Mar. 5-9) Chapter 6 Momentum Conservation
HW9 Due 3/12: 6-18, 6-23, 6-25(1.18kN, -39.7degree), 6-29(-1136lbf, 0lbf), 6-
41, 6-42, 6-47 (a. -70Nm, b. 659Nm), 6-48(50kW)
Week 10 (Mar. 12-16) Chapter 6 Review Problems
HW10 Due 3/26: 6-58(-733N, 93.1N), 6-65, 6-66, 6-73(1. 212 rad/s, 2026rpm, 2.
184rad/s, 1755rpm, 3. 106rad/s, 1013rpm)
Week 11 (Mar. 26-30) Chapter 7 Dimensional Analysis – Dimensionless Parameters
HW11 Due 4/2: 7-3, 7-5, 7-8, 7-15
Week 12 (Apr. 2-6) Chapter 7 Dimensional Analysis – Similarity
HW12 Due 4/9: 7-36, 7-52, 7-53( N P f Re , , ), 7-54, 7-92
Week 13 (Apr. 9-13) Chapter 8 Pipeflows – Laminar and Turbulent
HW13 Due 4/16: 8-3, 8-9, 8-12, 8-17, 8-26, 8-30(Re=0.0075 therefore……….),
8-32(239kPa, 24.4m, 1.91kW), 8-37, Lab3 Report
Week 14 (Apr. 16-20) Chapter 8 Pipeflows – Moody Chart, Minor Loss, Systems
HW14 Due 4/23: 8-73, 8-74, 8-79, 8.80(2.96kW), 8-86 (0.78cubic foot per
second), 8-103, 8-110
Week 15 (Apr. 23-27) Review
This course is the basis for a series of future courses that concerns fluids, such as
Hydraulics, Hydrology, Groundwater Flow, Contaminant Transport, Heat Transfer,
Aerodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Propulsion Systems, Chemical Reactor Design, Polymer
Engineering, Chemical Process Dynamics…. The material covered in this course is a
significant part of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
It is important to start with a good study habit. Consistency is the key. Forming study
groups is extremely helpful. Utilize the office hours, tutors, and any other resource
available to you throughout the semester. Make progress steadily. The material in this
course cannot be understood the night before the exam. Concentrate on understanding
rather than ‘regurgitating’. Put out your best effort everyday.