Sahand University of Technology
Chemical Engineering Faculty
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Fall Semester 2013
The Chemical Engineering Department is committed to providing highest quality education in Chemical Engineering, conducting world-class basic and applied research, addressing the evolving needs of industry and society, and supporting the development of more competitive and new industry in Iran.
Instructor Dr. Reza Alizadeh Office Phone: 04113459150
Monday 12-13 Am. Or By appointment
Course Outline ( tentative and not exactly sorted)
Topics Weeks Hw’s sets
Introduction to the Continuum Fluid, flow characteristics, Understanding the role of the material derivative in transforming between Lagrangian and Eulerian description Understanding the usefulness of the Reynolds Transport Theorem (RTT). 2 Wks HW1
Basic Equation of fluid mechanics, Stream functions in three different coordinates, Continuity, Energy and Bernoulli equations. 1 Wk
Basic principles of momentum balance, The Navier -Stokes Equations and Constitutive equations, Creeping Bidirectional Flows, Non-Newtonian fluid and role of rheology in fluid mechanic, Fluid flow in porous media. 2 Wks HW2
Multi-dimensional and unsteady fluid flow, Stokes equation, Fluid flow in non-circular ducts. 1 Wk HW3
Similarity and Dimensional Analysis and Scale up 1 Wk
Inviscid flow, Euler equation, Potential flow theory and vorticity, sink and sources, Vortex. 2 Wks HW4
Boundary layer theory Application to external flow, Summary of Boundary Layer Equations for Steady Laminar flow, Laminar Boundary Layer Flow over Semi-infinite Flat, Applications: Blasius Solution, Falkner-Skan Flow Over a Wedge and Scaling. 2 Wks HW5
Approximate Solutions: The integral Method, Integral formulation of the basic laws and Von Karman equation. 1 Wks
Turbulent flow, Turbulent flow Models and their applications and models.
2 Wks HW6
External flow Drag and Lift. Slip flow 1 Wk
Introduction to two-phase flow
Prerequisite: Bsc Fluid Mechanics courses; Also math and computer skills, including use of software (e.g., Matlab or Mathematica or MAPLE, and desirable:COMSOL, Fluent ,etc.)
Textbooks: Transport Phenomena, Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., , John Wiley, N.Y., 1960.
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Bruce r. Munson ,Donald f. Young,
Theodore h. Okiishi, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Viscous Fluid Flow ,Tasos Papanastasiou , Georgios Georgiou , Andreas N. Alexandrou
Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids, Iain G. Currie
References: 1) Fluid mechanics , F.M. White, 4th edition Mc grawhill
2) Process fluid mechanics, M.m. Denn, Prentice- Hall
3) Schlichting, H. Boundary Layer Theory. 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1979.
4) Kundu, Pijush K., and Ira M. Cohen. Fluid Mechanics. 3rd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 2004.
5) Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineers, F.A. Holland, R. Bragg,
6) Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids,Third Edition, I. G. Currie,Marcel Dekker, Inc.
7) Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition,Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala,McGraw-Hill, 2010
Objectives 1) To familiarize the students with basic concepts and definitions of fluid mechanics.
2) Provide students with the tools to model, analyze and solve a wide range of engineering applications involving fluid flow.
3) To introduce the basic concepts of problem formulation, simplification
assumptions and solution techniques.
4) To develop and rationalize the mathematics of viscous fluid flow using basic principles, such as mass, momentum conservation, and constitutive equations;
5)To exhibit the systematic application of fluid mechanics principles to flows occurring in fluid processing and other applications.
6) To open the door for the students to formulate new problems as those of real life and industrial applications where the students can extend their knowledge and apply new techniques.
The course grade will be based on the following proportions:
Quizzes 15 %
Midterm Exam 35% Monday, 18 November, 2013 (27 Aaban 1392), Class Time
Final Exam 40% Saturday, 4 January, 2013 (14 Dey 1392) , 09:00 Full and Regular Participation in class could upgrade final grade up to 4% surplus as a bonus.
Attendance: Attendance will be strictly observed and more than 4 absentees will result in a deduction of 0.5 point of the final grade.
Homeworks: Homework will be assigned at the END OF EACH MODULE.
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