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This is a first course in the great subject of fluid mechanics, which fascinated from Leonardo da Vinci to every one of the great physicists of modern times. As an engineer, you will most certainly deal with problems related to fluid behavior, so understanding this behavior is an essential aspect of being an engineer, regardless of your field of specialization.

Topics of this course include fluid statics, Bernoulli equation and applications, fluid kinematics, finite control volume analysis and applications, conservation of mass, momentum and energy, differential analysis of fluid flow, viscous flow and the Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional analysis, pipe flow and pipe systems, flow around immersed bodies and boundary layers.

Professor Lorena A Barba
Mechanical Engineering Department
Boston University

Fluid Mechanics (2010) - ENG ME303 - Videos Boston University

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This is a first course in the great subject of fluid mechanics, which fascinated from Leonardo da Vinci to every one of the great physicists of modern times. As an engineer, you will most certainly deal with problems related to fluid behavior, so understanding this behavior is an essential aspect of being an engineer, regardless of your field of specialization.

Topics of this course include fluid statics, Bernoulli equation and applications, fluid kinematics, finite control volume analysis and applications, conservation of mass, momentum and energy, differential analysis of fluid flow, viscous flow and the Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional analysis, pipe flow and pipe systems, flow around immersed bodies and boundary layers.

Professor Lorena A Barba
Mechanical Engineering Department
Boston University

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    Lecture 1-part 1: What is a fluid? Viscosity and shearing stress, no-slip condition.

    Lecture 1-part 1: What is a fluid? Viscosity and shearing stress, no-slip condition.

    • 39 min
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    Lecture 1-part 2: Review of dimensions/units; mass & weight; ideal gas law.

    Lecture 1-part 2: Review of dimensions/units; mass & weight; ideal gas law.

    • 52 min
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    Lecture 1-theory supplement: Viscosity and shearing stress.

    Lecture 1-theory supplement: Viscosity and shearing stress.

    • 15 min
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    Lecture 2-part 1: Non-Newtonian fluids; oobleck and leaping shampoo.

    Lecture 2-part 1: Non-Newtonian fluids; oobleck and leaping shampoo.

    • 39 min
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    Lecture 2-part 2: Compressibility, vapor pressure, cavitation, and the pistol shrimp

    Lecture 2-part 2: Compressibility, vapor pressure, cavitation, and the pistol shrimp

    • 51 min
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    Lecture 3-part 1: Surface tension, and the feeding habit of the phalaropes

    Lecture 3-part 1: Surface tension, and the feeding habit of the phalaropes

    • 43 min

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