ICYA-2401 Mecánica de Fluidos

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to fluids, their physical properties, and mechanical behavior. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand the behavior of fluids in different engineering situations, based on the use of physics equations and numerical methods to facilitate the calculations. The fluid studied on the course is water, its applications, drinking water supply problems, and the collection and evacuation of residual and pluvial water and hydraulic structure operation among others. During the course, the students use concepts such as open channel hydraulics, hydrology, river hydrology, hydraulic structures and groundwater. Concepts and equations of mass, momentum, and energy conservation are also introduced and applied in the context of fluids. Particular emphasis is placed on friction loss and its effect on the design of engineering systems related with water treatment. In 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.



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