MAE 3230

MAE 3230

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Topics include physical properties of fluids, hydrostatics, conservation laws using control volume analysis and using differential analysis, Bernoulli's equation, potential flows, simple viscous flows (solved with Navier-Stokes equations), dimensional analysis, pipe flows, boundary layers. Introduction to compressible flow.

When Offered Fall, Summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: ME majors and those officially registered for AE or ME minor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020 and MAE 2030. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGRD 2210 or permission of instructor.

  • Students will be able to use the fundamental principles and mathematical basis underlying the conservation equations.
  • Be able to identify the guiding principles in a given fluid problem, to formulate the governing equations, and so to solve basic engineering problems.
  • Recognize solutions with and without vorticity, and understand the limitations of the solutions for real practical fluid flows. Understand the difference between a simple solution and a real practical problem.
  • Understand where their analysis might involve approximations and empirical approaches; for example, pipe flows and boundary layer flows.
  • Have improved their ability to formulate an ordered approach to problem solving, using words of explanation in derivations, and algebra before substituting numerical values that allows neat analytical solutions and dimensional analysis.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Summer Special Session 2.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded