Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Course #ME2201

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Properties of fluids, hydrostatics and stability of floating and submerged bodies. Fluid flow concepts and basic equations in steady flows: mass, momentum, and energy considerations. Dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude. Viscous effects and fluid resistance. Basic pipe flows, Moody Diagrams and losses in components.


  • ME2503

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a good understanding of fundamental fluid mechanics principles.

2. Analyze fluid forces on submerged bodies and buoyancy and stability of floating bodies.

3. Apply the integral forms of the governing equations mass, momentum and energy to simple problems.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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