ICYA-2401 Fluid mechanics

The objective of the course is to introduce the students in the fluids topic, their physical properties and mechanical behavior. By the end of the course the student will be able to understand the fluid behavior in different engineering situations, based in the use of physics equations and numerical methods to facilitate the calculations. The fluid studied in the course is water, its applications, drinkable water supply problems, collection and evacuation of residual and pluvial water and hydraulic structure operation among others. During the course the student will use concepts as open channel hydraulics, hydrology, river hydrology, hydraulic structures and groundwater, and will use concepts and equations of mass, momentum and energy conservation are introduced in the context of fluids. Particular emphasis will be made in friction loss and its effect on the design of engineering systems related with water treatment. In,English,- general, the following topics are covered: fluids properties, fluids statics, fluid kinematics and conservation laws, behavior of real fluids (shear stresses, velocity distribution and energy loss), dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity, flux in pressurized pipes, pipes design, applications.