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

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Obtain a deep understanding of fundamental fluid mechanics principles starting from fluid properties.
  • Analyze fluid forces on submerged bodies and buoyancy and stability of floating bodies.
  • Understand the meaning of and apply the laws of mass, momentum, and energy to simple problems, practical fluid flow problems.
  • Solve fluid statics problems, both on floating and submerged bodies.
  • Apply manometry and perform pressure measurement.
  • Perform dimensional analysis as needed for various flow problems and establish scaling requirements for testing.
  • Analyze simple internal flows.
  • Satisfy prerequisite requirements for courses ME3201, ME4220 and ME3150.


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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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