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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 401 - Foundations of Fluid Mechanics

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: SeeDept
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: ES 212 or EM 301 and MA 222
  • Corequisites: None

Covers the fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics with an emphasis on physical understanding. Topics include fluid kinematics, control-volume and differential analyses of fluid motion, similitude, potential flow, vorticity transport, low Reynolds number flow, boundary-layer physics, stability of laminar flow, and turbulent transport. Topics may be added or deleted as needed.

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