Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Fluid Mechanics
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Butera Ilaria ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC ICAR/01 38 19 3 0 14
Camporeale Carlo Vincenzo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/01 39 18 3 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/01 6 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
Subject fundamentals
The aim of the course is to give the basic knowledge of fluid properties of compressible and incompressible fluids and their behavior. Elementary problems are given such as computation of forces in static and dynamic conditions and analysis of fluid motion in pressurized pipelines will be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the properties of compressible and incompressible fluids.
Knowledge of the functioning of instruments for measuring static, kinematic and dynamic properties of fluids
Knowledge of problems related to turbulent flows
Knowledge of design methods for pressurized pipes in permanent regime
Ability to perform the dimensioning of pipelines
Ability to calculate fluid forces on surfaces.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of calculus (differential equations, integrals) and the concepts of physics relating to mechanics
Fluids and their characteristics: definition of fluid; fluids as continuous systems; variables and units of measure of fluid mechanics, physical properties, flow regimes; stresses in continuous systems. (3 hours)
Statics of fluids: Local and control-volume equations; statics of uncompressible heavy fluids; pressure measurement; forces on flat surfaces; forces on curved surfaces; forces on immersed bodies. (6 hours)
Kinematics of fluids: Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches; velocity and acceleration, continuity equation and state equations. Flow regimes. (2 hours)
Local and control-volume flow equations for real fluids. (3 hours)
Dynamics of ideal fluids: Euler’s equation. Control-volume equation; Bernoulli's theorem; applications; extension of the Bernoulli theorem to a stream; Venturimeters and nozzles. (8 hours)
Dynamics of real fluids: Reynolds' experiment; laminar flow; general characteristics of turbulent flow; Reynolds’ stresses; smooth- and rough-wall flow; Moody's chart; empirical formulas. Concentrated head losses. (10 hours)
Long pipelines: applications; Cost optimization. Flow calculation in looped networks. Cross method. (4 hours)
Elevation issues in pipelines. Cost optimization for pumping systems. Reservoirs and flow management. (3 hours)
Delivery modes
Exercises (18 hours) about practical applications of theoretical principles will be presented .
Laboratory visits (3 hours) will show examples of the processes described in the theoretical lectures about flow processes and energy dissipation in pipes.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Suggested textbook:

D. Citrini, G. Noseda - IDRAULICA - Casa editrice CEA, Edizione 1987

Additional textbooks:

A. Ghetti - IDRAULICA - Casa editrice CORTINA (Padova), Edizione 1996

E. Marchi, A. Rubatta - MECCANICA DEI FLUIDI - Casa editrice UTET, Edizione 1981
Assessment and grading criteria
The assessment will be composed of a written test and an oral evaluation. The written test will verify the student ability to solve simple fluid mechanics problems, and the oral evaluation will assess the understanding of the theoretical concepts of the course.
The written test will include 10 multiple-choice questions (1.5 points each) a one exercise (5 points), with a maximum score of 20 points. The written exam is passed with a minimum of 10 points. The oral exam will be based on one theoretical question, with a maximum of 10 points.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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