COURSES

FLUID MECHANICS (UNDERGRADUATE)

This course constitutes one of the fundamental mechanics courses in engineering and science. Focus will be on internal and external flows of water and air. After hydrostatics, the key concept of integral control volume analysis will be introduced, and governing equations will be derived using the Reynolds Transport Theorem. Furthermore, analysis based on differential control volume using the Navier-Stokes Equation will also be dealt with. Subsequently, experimental approaches using nondimensional analysis and Buckingham Pi Theorem will be covered. Scaled model testing and similarity concepts will be introduced. Also, viscous flows in pipes and over flat plates will be analyzed, and the concept of boundary layer will be introduced. If possible, applications of these concepts to solving various flow problems in nature and engineering systems will be given.

APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS (UNDERGRADUATE)

This course builds on the fundamentals from Fluid Mechanics and applies them to external flow problems with viscosity effects (Chapter 7), without viscosity (Chapter 8) and with compressiblity effects (Chapter 9). The students are expected to be familiar with the concept of control volume analysis and the basic continuity and momentum equations governing the fluid motion. The students will gain fundamental and practical fluid dynamic knowledge which will prepare them for advanced fluid mechanics courses and/or practical design of various devices and vehicles in industries ranging form electronics to aerospace.


GAS TURBINE (GRADUATE)

This course introduces students to gas turbines. Cycle analysis, 1-spool engine component matching, 2-spool engine component matching, and preliminary component design will be covered. In the process, aerodynamics, velocity triangles, Euler turibne equation, actuator dics concept, turbine blade heat transfer, radial equilibrium concepts will be discussed. Students will also design a gas turbine throughout the semester.

TURBOMACHINERY (GRADUATE)

This course introduces students to various internal flows, including those which occur in diffusers, nozzles, ejectors, compressors and turbines. Fundamentals of vorticity dynamics, unsteady flows, and rotating flows will be initially discussed. Afterwards, issues specific to turbomachine such as the effects of swirl, viscosity, and compressibility in turbomachines will be discussed. After this course, students will become comfortable with the current literature in this area.