mae 335 FLUID MECHANICS Spring 2007
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/Courses/mae335
Time
and Location:
Lecture: M W,
Instructor:
Mr.
James Wulf
325
Jarvis Hall, 645-2593 ext
2318, e-mail: jwulf@localnet.com
Office hours:
and
by appointment anytime.
Teaching
Assistant
Jianping Xiang jxiang2@buffalo.edu
Office hours: 308 or 309 Jarvis Wednesday
before
Recitation by appointment
and by appointment
anytime.
Text Book: A Physical
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Alexander J. Smitts,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The
Text will be available at the Bookstore and Greeks & Sneaks after
Fall
2006 Course Notes available from Great Lakes Copying
Units
The course will be taught using both SI and
English units.
Grading:
Homework 10%
Best 4 of 5 quizzes 10%
Design Problems 10%
1st Exam 20%
2^{nd} Exam and Final 25%
Grades
will be converted to a T score by the following formula,
T-score = (Exam Score - Class Mean) /
Class Standard Deviation
T-Score |
Grade |
1.2 or higher |
A |
1.0 to 1.199 |
A- |
.8 to.999 |
B+ |
0.4 to .799 |
B |
0.2 to .399 |
B- |
0.0 to .199 |
C+ |
-.4 to -.001 |
C |
-.6 to -.399 |
C- |
-.8 to -.599 |
D+ |
-1.0 to -.799 |
D |
-1.0 or less |
F |
The T score will set the minimum grade
that can be given. The T score grade can
be improved with better grades in the latter part of the course demonstrating a
competence in subjects with a poor grade in the first part of the course.
There will be 5 quizzes, two exams and a
final. The 5 quizzes will be
unannounced. The lowest quiz grade will
be excluded. Quiz questions will closely follow homework problems or parts of
homework problems. All exams and quizzes
are open book, closed notes and closed homework.
A design problems will be assigned. The design problem will be graded according
to the results achieved.
Course notes for the coming week will be
posed on the course web site on Friday.
Homework is due on Monday in class or in
my office before
Integrity Policy:
There is nothing more dishonorable for an
engineer, short of his work causing loss of life or property, than to present
the work of another as his own. This can
happen in patent applications, reports, presentations, and technical
papers. Dishonesty in course work is the
start of this slippery slope that ends in news stories such as we have seen
reported last year or worse. Pressure
may be felt in school however it is more difficult, not easier, to maintain
integrity in practice.
Presenting any work of another as your
own required course work will result in a reduction in grade usually to an F.
Course Outline:
Chapter 1 Introduction, Fluid Concepts
Chapter
2 Fluid Statics
Chapter 3 Fluid Motion
Chapter 4 Bernoulli’s Equation
Chapter 5 Control Volume Equations
Chapter 6 Differential Flow Equations
Chapter 7 Ideal Flow
Chapter 8 Dimensional Analysis
Chapter 9 Internal Flows
Chapter 10 External Flows
Chapter 12 Compressible Flow