Fluid Mechanics

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
  • Dimensions and Units
  • Properties of a Fluid
  • Basic Flow-Analysis Techniques
  • Flow Patterns
  • History and Scope of Fluid Mechanics
  • Pressure Distribution in a Fluid
  • Integral Relations for a Control Volume

Course project:


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.