# ME 225 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

## Professor Hussein Aluie

## Office Hours

MWF 10:00 - 11:00 am, or by appointment

Hopeman 406

## Teaching Assistants

Mary Kate Ginnane (Head TA)

(mginnaneur.rochester.edu)

Monday 11:30am-12:30 pm, MechE TA Lounge (2nd flr)

Elizabeth Diaz

(ediazbueur.rochester.edu)

Friday 4:00-5:00 pm, MechE TA Lounge (2nd flr)

Guanru Feng

(gfeng2u.rochester.edu)

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm, ITS

Rebeca (Edna) Toro

(etorogaru.rochester.edu)

Monday 3:30-4:30 pm, MechE TA Lounge (2nd flr)

Rachel Olson

(rolson4u.rochester.edu)

Friday 11:00-12:00 pm, Carlson Library’s Main floor

Fernando Suarez

(fsuarez2u.rochester.edu)

Monday 7:00-8:00 pm, ITS

Rebecca Walton

(rwalton4u.rochester.edu)

Monday 1:15-2:15 pm, Carlson Library’s Main floor

## Synopsis

This is an introductory course in Fluid Dynamics intended primarily for students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, usually taken during their junior year. It is cross listed as PHYS 255 for students majoring in Physics. It covers fundamental concepts, such as fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the Navier-Stokes equation; dimensional analysis, similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag.

Syllabus

Homework Problems

Homework 1, due Fri. Sept. 8

Homework 2, due Fri. Sept. 15

Homework 3, due Fri. Sept. 22

Homework 4, due Wed. Oct. 4

Homework 5, due Wed. Oct. 11

Homework 6, due Fri. Oct. 20

Homework 7, due Fri. Nov. 3

Homework 8, due Fri. Nov. 10

Homework 9, due Fri. Nov. 17

Homework 10, due Wed. Nov. 29

Homework 11, due Wed. Dec. 6

Homework 12, due Wed. Dec. 13

Exam Schedule

September 26 (Tuesday) @ 2pm

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October 24 (Tuesday) @ 2pm

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November 21 (Tuesday) @ 2pm

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FINAL EXAM

December 21 (Thursday) @ 8:30am

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