Fluid Mechanics II

In the name of GOD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor: A. Sarreshethdari

Office: Mechanical Eng. Dept., 2nd fl., Phone: 2638, E-mail: sarreshtehdari@gmail.com

Office Hours: Please check the time table on my office door.

Lecture Hours: Please check the time table on my office door.

Class place: Mechanical Eng. Building


Course Purpose:

The main purpose of this course is to study fluid mechanics. Fluid mechanics is the study of fluids either in motion (fluid dynamics) or at rest (fluid statics) and the subsequent effects of the fluid upon the boundaries, which may be either solid surfaces or interfaces with other fluids. Both gases and liquids are classified as fluids, and the number of fluids engineering applications is enormous: breathing, blood flow, swimming, pumps, fans, turbines, airplanes, ships, rivers, windmills, pipes, missiles, icebergs, engines, filters, jets, and sprinklers, to name a few. When you think about it, almost everything on this planet either is a fluid or moves within or near a fluid.

Course Outline (tentative and not exactly sorted)

  • The Concept of a Fluid
  • The Fluid as a Continuum
  • History and Scope of Fluid Mechanics
  • Differential Relations for a Fluid Particle
  • Dimensional Analysis and Similarity
  • Viscous Flow in Ducts
  • Flow Past Immersed Bodies
  • Potential Flow and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Compressible Flow
  • Open-Channel Flow
  • Turbomachinery

Course project:

Each student has to do a project specific title agreed with the instructor in advance. Please talk me individually four weeks after beginning of the term in order to finalize it. The Project deadline is the last week of the current term. Take it Serious.

Marking Strategy:


Activity Mark
Homework and Quiz (10-20)%
Midterm Exam, or Term Project (20-30)%
Final Exam (50-60)%



  • Shames, Mechanics of Fluids, McGraw-Hill, 4th edition, 2002.
  • White, Fluid Mechanics, McGraw-Hill, 5th edition, 2002.
  • R. Munson, D. F. Young, T. H. Okiishi, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Wiley; 5th edition, 2005.