Applied Fluid Mechanics

Course #ME3201

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Steady one-dimensional compressible flow. Fundamentals of ideal-fluid flow, potential function, stream function. Analysis of viscous flows, velocity distribution in laminar and turbulent flows, introduction to the elements of the Navier-Stokes equations, solution of classical viscious laminar flow problems. Applications to Naval Engineering.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 123
  • 572


  • ME2101
  • ME2201
  • MA3132

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Simplify the basic governing equations to solve specific fluid flow problems by identifying and applying appropriate boundary conditions to solve the resulting differential equations.
  • Use the principles and concepts of potential flow to determine external flow pressure distribution over bodies of interest; also enable generate new body shapes.
  • Apply boundary layer theory, separate the viscous and inviscid regions of the flow, and solve each using appropriate solution methods.
  • Determine friction factor and arrive at a reasonable estimate of the viscous drag, pumping power requirements, etc for engineering flow systems.
  • Solve one-dimensional gas dynamics problems.
  • Develop the ability to conduct laboratory experiments, analyze the data, and write reports.
  • Satisfy prerequisite requirements for courses ME4220 and ME3150.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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