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Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Florida Atlantic University

Course Syllabus

1. Course title/number, number of credit hours
Fluid Mechanics EML 3701 3 credit hours

2. Course prerequisites, corequisites, and where the course fits in the program of study
1. EGN 3311: Statics or equivalent
2. EGN 3343: Engineering Thermodynamics or equivalent
3. MAP 3305: Engineering Mathematics I
3. Course logistics
Term: Fall 2017
Room: GS 103; Time: W & F 12:00-1:50PM;
4. Instructor contact information
Instructors name Dr. Stewart Glegg
Office address Engineering West (EG-36), Room 185
Office Hours T & R: 4:00-5:00pm or by appointment
Contact telephone number 561-297-2633
Email address
5. TA contact information
TAs name TBD
Office address Engineering West (EG-36),
Office Hours TBD or by appointment
Email address
6. Course description
Characteristics of a fluid, fluid statics, flow fields, fundamental laws, control volume concept, some
applications of the fundamental laws in integral form, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow in pipes,
single-path pipe line problems, networks, and boundary layer concepts.

7. Course objectives/student learning outcomes/program outcomes
Course objectives To introduce our students to the basic concepts and laws of fluid
mechanics and their applications to engineering and scientific problems.
Student learning outcomes 1. An understanding of the basic properties of fluids.
2. An understanding of the equations that govern fluid flows.
3. The ability to calculate forces on submerged surfaces.
4. Students will be able to analyze fluid flow systems by the control
volume approach.
5. An understanding of the r0le of viscosity (e.g. determine the pressure
drop in a pipe resulting from viscous effects)
8. Course evaluation method

Six Quizzes/Tests Dates:9/1,9/15,10/6,10/20,11/3,11/17, might be subject to change
(each quiz is worth 10% of marks)
Project (10 % of total marks) Due: 12pm December 1st
Final Examination (30% of total 10.30 am Friday December 8th, 2017 in class
marks) 10%
9. Course grading scale
Grading Scale:
A 95 -100 C+ 70-75 D- 45-50
A- 90-95 C 65-70 F <45
B+ 85 -90 C- 60-65
B 80-85 D+ 55-60
B- 75 -80 D 50-55
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Course Syllabus

10. Policy on makeup tests, late work, and incompletes
Makeup test are given only if there is solid evidence of a medical or otherwise serious emergency that
prevented the student from taking the test. Student must email the instructor before the exam unless
there is good reason not to.
Incomplete grades are against the policy of the department. Unless there is solid evidence of medical or
otherwise serious emergency situation incomplete grades will not be given.

11. Special course requirements
Students may have to perform a laboratory experiment during the semester; it will be a team effort.

12. Classroom etiquette policy
University policy requires that in order to enhance and maintain a productive atmosphere for education,
personal communication devices, such as cellular phones, are to be disabled in class sessions.

13. Disability policy statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special
accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for
Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in Boca Raton campus, SU 133 (561) 297-3880 and follow all OSD

14. Honor code policy
Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Academic
dishonesty is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the
university mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys unfair advantage over
any other. Academic dishonesty is also destructive of the university community, which is grounded in a
system of mutual trust and place high value on personal integrity and individual responsibility. Harsh
penalties are associated with academic dishonesty. See University Regulation 4.001 at

15. Required texts/reading
White, F. M. Fluid Mechanics 8 edition, 2010, McGraw-Hill

16. Supplementary/recommended readings
- Elger,Williams, Crowe and Roberson, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 10th edition 2012
- Batchelor, G. K. An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1967

17. Course topical outline, including dates for exams/quizzes, papers, completion of reading
1. Introduction and Basic Concepts: characteristic of a fluid.
2. Fluid statics: pressure distribution in a stationary fluid, forces and moments on plane and curved
submerged surfaces, buoyancy, standard atmosphere, pressure distribution in a uniformly accelerating
3. Flow Kinematics: Bernoullis equation, application of Bernoullis equation, Eulerian and Lagrangian
descriptions of flow, flow pattern, streamlines.
4. Fundamental laws in fluid dynamics: Conservation of mass, conservation of linear momentum
(integral and differential form), control volume concept, inviscid flow, Eulers Equations, potential flow.
5. Overview of dimensional analysis and modeling.
6. Viscous flow in pipes: Laminar and turbulent flow, friction factor, pressure drop in a pipes, and
Reynolds number.

Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Course Syllabus
All quiz problems will be based on odd numbered questions in textbook. Students should bring a copy the
textbook to each Quiz/Exam

Quiz One 9/1/17 on Chapter One:
Homework Problems: 1.6,1.10,1.12,1.24,1.38,1.44,1.64,1.72,1.74,1.78

Quiz Two 9/15/17 on Chapter Two:
Homework Problems: 2.6,2.8,2.12,2.32,2.46,2.48,2.58,2.72,2.86,2.106

Quiz Three 10/6/17 on Chapter Three:
Homework Problems:

Quiz Four 10/20/17 on Chapter Four:
Homework Problems: 4.2,4.8,4.10,4.18,4.28,4.38,4.52,4.74

Quiz Five 11/3/17 on Chapter Five:
Homework Problems: 5.4,5.12,5.14,5.22,5.32,5.38,5.42,5.48,5.50,5.72

Quiz Six 11/17/17 on Chapter Six:
Homework Problems: 6.2,6.6,6.10,6.16,6.32,6.46,6.52,6.76,6.92,6.116,6.136,6.148

In addition to the quizzes that occur at regular intervals during the semester each student will be
expected to submit a project report by 12.00 PM on December 1st, 2017. The details of the projects will be
discussed in class.