The main objective of this unit is to provide students with solid and autonomous knowledge on fluids’ behavior, to be used in practical engineering applications. It is divided into nine chapters, including basic concepts that are then applied to practical engineering problems. Fluid behavior is viewed as a particular case of transport phenomena (mass, momentum, energy) that may be encountered along the student’s professional life.
Introduction. Fundamental concepts. Pressure distribution within a fluid. Integral relations applied to a control volume and differential relations applied to a fluid element. Laminar and turbulent Reynolds-number regimes. Viscous flow in ducts. Dimensional analysis and similarity. Boundary layer versus inviscid incompressible flow. Open-channel flow.
Basic knowledge (1st cycle level) is required in: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Programming, Numerical and Computational Methods, Probabilities and Statistics, Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Competence for working in group; . Critical thinking; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; . Research skills; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
assessment implementation in 20132014 Assessment T tests: 10%; T midterm exams: 35%; T participation: 5%; TP+P midterm exams: 35%; TP+P participation: 5%; TP group work: 10%. Alternative: final exam (100%).: 100.0%
Bibliography of reference
Livro de apoio/ Companion book:
Livro de Apoio: L. A. Oliveira e A. G. Lopes (2012) – Mecânica dos Fluidos (4.ª ed.). ETEP - LIDEL.
Livros de Leitura Recomendada/Other references:
ÇENGEL, Y. A. & Cimbala, J. M. (2006), Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Também disponível em tradução brasileira, editada por McGraw-Hill Portugal.
MASSEY, B. S. (1970) Mechanics of Fluids. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, London. Também disponível em tradução portuguesa, editada pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
MUNSON, B. R., YOUNG, D. F. & OKIISHI, T. H. (2002), Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4ª. ed.). John Wiley & Sons. Também disponível em tradução brasileira, editada por Edgard Blücher.
WHITE, F. M. (1999) Fluid Mechanics (4ª ed). McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. Também disponível em tradução brasileira, editada por McGraw-Hill Portugal.
Theoretical lectures (T): oral discussion on previously defined topics. Individual participation in the discussion is evaluated. One test at the end of each lecture. Three T midterm exams.
Practical lectures (TP): Students are divided in groups to do team work to present a practical problem discussion and resolution. Individual participation in the discussion is evaluated. Three TP midterm exams.
Laboratory work (P): one per semester, with individual report for evaluation.
Para ambos os tipos de aulas T e TP: um PC com acesso a Internet e um data show