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IN09105674, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0511, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FLUID MECHANICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge DANIELE PIETRO VIERO ICAR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ICAR/01 Hydraulics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
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Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 VIERO DANIELE PIETRO (Presidente)
CARNIELLO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The required background includes a basic knowledge of Mathematical Analysis 1 and 2, Linear algebra and geometry, and Physics 1
Target skills and knowledge: Basic elements of fluid mechanics, with particular reference to incompressible Newtonian fluids.
Specifically, expected knowledge and skills are:
1. Knowledge of the physical properties of fluids.
2. Knowledge of fundamental conservation principles (mass, momentum, energy).
3. Knowledge of simplified models (e.g., hydrostatic, perfect fluid) along with underlying approximations and limitations of use.
4. Identifying appropriate basic assumptions to face specific problems.
5. Solving problems and exercises by properly applying the acquired theoretical tools.
Examination methods: Written examination. Exercises (hydrostatic and steady fluid dynamics) and theory (three open questions on topics covered by the program).
The exercise exam will permit you to use your notes (one page with relevant formulas) and a calculator. The exercise exam will not present you with routine problems, in order to probe for mastery of the underlying material and concepts, and for skill in finding solutions in the simplest possible realistic terms.
The theory exam will not permit you to use any kind of material. In your answers, you are generally required to enunciate the basic hypotheses, the logical steps and the justifications necessary to support the conclusions. The answer to the third question also requires a description as complete and exhaustive as possible of the problem.
Assessment criteria: 1. Correctness of developments and of calculations
2. Completeness and orderliness of essay
3. Clarity of exposition
4. Rigour in using the technical terminology
The level of correspondence to these criteria will determine the final mark.
Course unit contents: Definitions and general properties of fluids. Equilibrium of fluids at rest; forces on immersed surfaces. Kinematics of fluids; Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches, Reynolds transport theorem. Principles of conservation of mass and momentum, in integral and differential form. Fluid dynamics: constitutive relation for Newtonian viscous fluids; Navier-Stokes' equations. Flow at high Reynolds numbers: definition of perfect fluid; Euler's equations; Bernoulli theorem and relevant applications. Potential flows (basics). Vorticity dynamics (basics). Laminar flows: motion between parallel planes and in pipes. Turbulent flows; Reynolds' equations, turbulent flow in pipes. Flow resistance in pipes, continuous and localized energy dissipations.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal teaching (on the blackboard) and practical exercises.
Theoretical lectures are followed by practical examples.
The explanation of some topics is supported by multimedia material.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lesson notes (also available on the Moodle platform) and books for deepening of personal knowledge.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • B.R. Munson, T.H. Okiishi, W.W. Huebsch, A.P. Rothmayera cura di Enrico Larcan, Priscila Escobar Roj, Meccanica dei fluidi. Milano: Città Studi Edizioni, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Çengel, Yunus A.; Cimbala, John M.; Cozzo, Giuseppe; Santoro, Cinzia, Meccanica dei fluidiYunus A. Çengel, John M. Cimbalaper l'edizione italiana Giuseppe Cozzo, Cinzia Santoro. Milano: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Marchi, Enrico; Rubatta, Antonello, Meccanica dei Fluidi - Principi e applicazioni idrauliche.. Torino: UTET, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kundu, Pijush K.; Cohen, Ira M., Fluid mechanics. --: Elsevier Academic Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Batchelor, G. K., An introduction to fluid dynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. Cerca nel catalogo