FLUID MECHANICS

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Code
60454
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8720 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Basic course in fluid mechanics

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provide the introductory knowledge to address basic problems in fluid mechanics.  The concepts of fluid and pressure are introduced, the mechanical energy equation is formally derived, thermodynamics aspects are considered, to address the behavior of fluids in static and dynamic conditions, as well as the interactions between fluids and rigid bodies.

 

TEACHING METHODS

The course is organized in lectures and exercises, provided within the course. All concepts introduced will be explained also through exercises and examples, to guarantee maximum understanding of the subject matter.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction; the continuum assumption and the fluid; fluid static, fluid kinematics and strain analysis; integral equations of motion; flow in ducts; Bernouilli and energy equations; differential equations of motion; inviscid irrotational flows; elementary viscous flows; introduction to the concepts of lift and drag.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Y. A. Cengel e J.M. Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw Hill, 2006

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Students can just drop by the instructor's office, though an email beforehand is preferable (alessandro.bottaro@unige.it).

Exam Board

ALESSANDRO BOTTARO (President)

ROBERTA SBURLATI (President)

ANDREA MAZZINO

ILARIA MONETTO

JAN OSCAR PRALITS

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is organized in lectures and exercises, provided within the course. All concepts introduced will be explained also through exercises and examples, to guarantee maximum understanding of the subject matter.

Class schedule

FLUID MECHANICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

During the course two partial exams will be offered, for students to be able to pass the exam right at the end of the semester.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During the semester the students are required to take two partial exams, for the instructor to assess their level of comprehension of the discipline. During classes the instructor makes every possible effort to involve the students, to render them active participants in the course and to become interested in fluid dynamics. Among other things, the instructor has created a photo/video contest(http://www.dicat.unige.it/bottaro/photovideo.html) asking for the students to take pictures or videos of fluid mechanics phenomena, and to describe their observations in a few lines of text.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
29/05/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento