HYDRODYNAMICS
OVERVIEW
Introductory course on fluid mechanics.
AIMS AND CONTENT
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge on the motion of fluids. At the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge that will make him able to:
 calculate the action of a fluid at rest on surfaces and bodies inside it
 solve problems related to simple duct systems
 use the principles formulated in global form for the calculation of the action of a moving fluid on surfaces and bodies inside it.
Teaching methods
The teaching is divided into lectures held by the teacher, in which the theory will be exposed and exercises.
In the lectures, the theory will be applied to different examples.
In the part devoted to exercises, the student will carry out independently exercises proposed by the teacher. The exercises will be corrected in the classroom by the teacher.
SYLLABUS/CONTENT
Fundamentals:
The Continuum assumption. Physical properties. Forces acting on a fluid. Pressure and stress in fluids. State equation.
Nonflowing fluids:
Stress in a fluid at rest. Integral and differential equations for a fluid at rest. Pressure distribution in a constant density fluid and in an ideal gas subject to gravity. Pressure forces on plane surfaces. Pressure forces on curved surfaces. Pressure variation across interfaces. Surface tension.
Kinematics of fluids
Eulerian and Lagrangian description of the flow. Material derivative. Velocity and acceleration. Transport Theorem.
Fluid Dynamics
Stress in a moving fluid. Mass conservation principle and its integral formulation. Momentum principle and its integral formulation. Integral formulation of the angular momentum law. Applications of the integral formulation of fluid flow (Force of a jet on a surface, Borda losses, forces of a Pelton blade). Ideal fluids and Bernoulli theorem with applications ( efflux through a hole in the side of a tank, stagnation pressure, Pitot tube)
Quasiunidirectional incompressible flow
Characteristic quantities (averaged velocity, discharge, The Piezometric Head, Kinetic Head, Total Head). Continuity equation. Momentum equation. Steady uncompressible flow in circular ducts. Bernoulli Theorem. Flow measurements devices (Venturi meter, thin plate orifice, flow nozzle). Fundamentals on hydraulics networks.
Dimensional Analysis, model testing and similitude
Dimensional analysis and Pi theorem. Applications (drag and lift on a body moving in a fluid).Model testing and similitude
Fundamentals on boundary layer
RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teacher's lectures notes(in italian)

Marchi – Rubatta: Meccanica dei fluidi: principi ed applicazioni idrauliche, UTET 1981

Ghetti: Idraulica Libreria Cortina. Padova 1980
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: by appointment, to be fixed by sending an email to the teacher.
Exam Board
GIOVANNA VITTORI (President)
RODOLFO REPETTO
NICOLETTA TAMBRONI
FEDERICA TUBINO
GIUSEPPE PICCARDO
MARCO MAZZUOLI
LUIGI GAMBAROTTA
ANDREA BACIGALUPO
PAOLO BLONDEAUX
MARCO LEPIDI (President Substitute)
LESSONS
Teaching methods
The teaching is divided into lectures held by the teacher, in which the theory will be exposed and exercises.
In the lectures, the theory will be applied to different examples.
In the part devoted to exercises, the student will carry out independently exercises proposed by the teacher. The exercises will be corrected in the classroom by the teacher.
LESSONS START
22 February 2021
EXAMS
Exam description
The exam consists of a first written part (1 exercise) and an oral part.
The written test will be corrected immediately after the conclusion of the same.
In order to access the oral part it is necessary to have passed the written test.
The oral part will take place immediately after the correction and passing the written test.
It is not possible to repeat the exam in the session following the one in which the student did not pass.
In order to take the exam of the course the student must have passed the exams of "GENERAL PHYSICS" and "CALCULUS I
Assessment methods
The written part of the exam is aimed at ascertaining that the student has acquired the necessary tools to solve simple problems of Hydrodynamics. The oral part is aimed at verifying the student's understanding of the course topics.
Exam schedule
Date  Time  Location  Type  Notes 

08/06/2021  08:30  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
22/06/2021  08:30  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
06/07/2021  08:30  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
20/07/2021  08:30  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
08/09/2021  08:30  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale 