CWR 3201: Fluid Mechanics
(Undergraduate course)

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to fluid mechanics, and emphasizes fundamental concepts, principles, and problem-solving techniques. Topics to be covered include fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, control volume analysis, dimensional analysis, conservation principles, and internal flows (pipe flow) with applications to pipe systems and networks. A basic introduction to open channel flow is also studied.

Syllabus
(Fall 2018)


Lecture Notes
(Fall 2018)

Topic

Filled Notes

Fluid Properties

Fluid Statics

Fluid Fundamental Laws

Dimensional Analysis
and Similitude

Single Pipe and Pipe Network Flows

Hydraulic Pumps

Open Channel Flows

Practice Problems
(Previous years)

Topic

Questions

Solutions

Fluid Properties

See FIU Canvas

Fluid Statics

See FIU Canvas

Intro to Fluids in Motion

See FIU Canvas

Fluid Fundamental Laws

See FIU Canvas

Dimensional Analysis
and Similitude

See FIU Canvas

Single Pipe and Pipe Network Flows

See FIU Canvas

Hydraulic Pumps

See FIU Canvas

Open Channel Flows

See FIU Canvas

Old Exams

Fall 2018

Description

Statement of Problems

Solutions

Mid-term 1

Mid-term 2

Final Exam


Fall 2019

Description

Statement of Problems

Solutions

Mid-term 1

Mid-term 2

Final Exam


Fall 2020

Description

Statement of Problems

Solutions

Mid-term

Final Exam

FE Problems,
Fluid Mechanics (Fall 2019)

Description

Statement

Solution

Fundamentals of Engineering,
Practice Problems of
Fluid Mechanics

Posted in Canvas
after FE session

Handouts

Codes/Softwares of interest for the Course

Purpose

Software Name/Link

Author

Simulate hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks

EPANET

USEPA

Compute flow discharges and pressures in pipe networks including pumps [Matlab]

Pipe networks

Arturo Leon

Water Surface Profile in Circular and Trapezoidal channels in series [Matlab]

Annel2

Arturo Leon

Determine optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter in impulse and reaction turbines [Matlab]

Hydropower Calculator

Arturo Leon

Analyze transient flows in closed-conduit systems ranging from dry-bed flows to gravity flows, to partly gravity-partly surcharged flows (mixed flows) to fully pressurized flows (waterhammer flows).

Illinois Transient Model

Arturo Leon

Calculator for open channel flows

Hcanales

Maximo Villon

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