COURSE TITLE: Applied Fluid Mechanics

COURSE HOURS BREAKDOWN: 4 credit hours --3 hours lecture --3 hours lab.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Topics include introduction to fundamental fluid mechanics theory including fluid properties, static fluids, kinematics of fluids, and the general energy equation. Applied topics include power requirements of hydraulic and turbo machinery, steady incompressible flow in pressure conduits and flaw measurements.

PREREQUISITES: EGR114, MAT 223 to be taken concurrently.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, students should have the following information and skills:

1.        A complete understanding of the basic principles of real live problems. The use of logical and methodical problem solving techniques.

2.        These approaches will help the student in many fields, such as:

3.        electromechanical engineering mechanical engineering

4.        architecture

5.        industry

6.        manufacturing


1. Properties of Fluids

2. Fluid Statics

3. Kinetics of Fluid Flow

4. Similitude and Dimensional Analysis

5. Steady Incompressible Flow in Pressure Conduits

6. Forces on immersed bodies and Steady Flow in Open Channels

7. Fluid Measurements


Textbook: Fluids Mechanics

                John F. Douglas

                Janusz Gasiorek

                John Swaffield

Engineering Labs:

Computer Labs:

Prepared by: H. Thomas Tucker, Jr. Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology.

September 2, 2003.



FALL 2003

APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS—EGR 212--Section NC --4 credits

Room SCIC 217 - 367

Lecture: Monday 6:30 – 10:00pm

Instructor: I- Thomas Tucker, Jr. Office SCIC 346

Phone Office: 215 641 6469


Office Hours:

hours by appointment.


Because of the nature of the concepts to be discussed and because you are an integral part of the class and its success, you will need to attend every class. If an emergency prevents you from attending a class, you are responsible for finding out what you missed and you are responsible for obtaining notes frorn another student. This, however, cannot “make-up” for the lost experience.

Reading Assignments and Homework Problems:

This is a problem solving oriented subject. The more problems that you attempt to solve the better you will become at solving them. Even though the reading assignments are short their content is intense. Understanding the concepts is of vital importance to obtaining the skill you need to solve the problems.

Evaluation and Grading:

There will be 4 evaluations and one final. The final counts as 2 evaluations.

Evaluations-- 10 points each for a total of 40 points.

The final - 10 points.

There will be 12 homework assignments bich include in-class participation.

Homework --2 points for each assignment, for a total of 21 points.

Lab work vthich demands a complete lab report for each lab 31 points.

You can score a possible 102 points. 90 or more points equals a grade of 4.0 for an “A” This course will not be graded on a curve.

Extra Credit:

Optional extra points can be obtained by doing some problems by wñting a computer program to obtain a solution. These problems are marked with a “C “at the end of each chapter. The number of points for these problems depend on the problems difficulty and your programming approach. Each member of this class has been given access to the computer system on campus for the duration of this class.



Subject-- Properties of fluids

Reading assignment - Chapter 1

Homework Problems l.l1.7,1.15,1.23,l.27,l.42,1.47

Lab: design your own experiment to measure EIT density, specific weight, specific volume, andlor specific gravity of tap water


Subject-- Fluid Statics

Reading assignment - Chapter 2

Homework Problems 2.1,2.5,2.1O,2.

Lab: Design your own experiment to measure the pressure of the fluid of your choice


Subject— Kinematics of Fluid Flow

Reading assignment - Chapter 3

Homework Problems 3.1,3.2

Lab -- measuring water flow using the fluids workbench

Take Home Evaluation #1

WEEK 4,5,6

Subject-- Energy Considerations in Steady Flow

Basic Hydrodynamics

Momentum and Forces in Fluid Flow

Reading assignment-- Chapter 4,5,6

Homework Problems 4.1,4.5,4.14,4.21,4.26,4.31,4.43,4.45,4.49,4.54,4.54,4.57,4.6 5


Lab: Kinetic Energy experiment ( be detailed in class) Water turbine study

Take home exam evaluation #2


Subject-- Similitude and Dimensional Analysis

Reading assignment -- Chapter 7

Homework Problems 7.1,7.24,7.28

Lab finish lab work from 4,5 and 6 above

WEEK 8,9

Subject Steady Incompressible flow in Pressure Conduits

Reading assignment -- Chapter 8

Homework 8.1,8.5,8.8,8. I 1,8.18,8.19,8.20,8.26

8.34,8.37 102,8. 108


Lab: Steady incompressible flow in pressure conduits Take Home Evaluation #3

WEEK 10,11

Subject--Forces on Immersed Bodies

Reading assignment --Review chapter 9 and read Chapter 10

Homework 10.1, 10.6, 10.14, 10.21,10.35,10.39,10.40, 10.47 10.49, 10.56

Lab to be announced



Subject-- Steady Flow in open Channels

Reading assignment Chapter 11

Homework problems to be announced

Lab to be announced


Catch-up on all work and review for final


In class final