Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Hong Kong
Foundations of Engineering MechanicsENGG1010 (2008 – 2009)"Mechanics of Fluids"
Dr. C.O. Ng (office: HW7-1; phone: 28592622; email: email@example.com)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Ed., B.R. Munson, D.F. Young & T.H.Okiishi, Wiley Asia Student Edition.
Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications
, Y.A. Cengel & J.M. Cimbala,McGraw-Hill. Highly recommended.2)
Ed., F.M.White, McGraw-Hill.
: In-course continuous assessment 10%-
mid-term quiz (details to be announced in due course)Examination 90%
:1. Properties of fluids
Definition of a fluid
Hydrostatic pressure distribution
Pressure measuring devices (manometers)
Hydrostatic force acting on submerged plane and curved surfaces
Equilibrium of a hydraulic structure under hydrostatic and applied forces3. Fluid in Motion
Continuity equation (conservation of mass)
Bernoulli’s equation (conservation of mechanical energy)
Momentum equation (force and rate of change of momentum)
Velocity measurement with a Pitot tube
Jet issuing from an orifice
Flow-rate measurement with a Venturi-meter
Impact force by a jet on a flat plate
Impact force on a pipe bend