MAE 3230

MAE 3230

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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: M.E. majors and those officially registered for A.E. or M.E. minor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020, MAE 2030. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGRD 2210 or permission of instructor.

Comments Offered in summer through the Engineering Cooperative Program.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1238 MAE 3230   LEC 001

    • MTWR Online Meeting
    • Jun 1 - Jul 9, 2021
    • Callister, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit

  •  1239 MAE 3230   DIS 201

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Jun 1 - Jul 9, 2021
    • Callister, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online