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CE 154: Elementary Fluid Mechanics (2, 2, 3)

Civil Engineering
Second Semester


This will enable the student to understand how scientific principles permit a quantitative understanding of what is happening and provide a basis for designing engineering systems to achieve the desired results.

Fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics; Characteristics and properties of fluids;

Fluid Statics: Basic equation of hydrostatic pressure, pressure distribution in a static and constant accelerating fluid, hydrostatic force on plane and curved surfaces immersed in static fluid, floating bodies and buoyancy, continuity equations (differential and integral form), Kinematics of fluid motion; velocity, acceleration, streamlines, particle paths; Circulation