AREA EXAMINATION IN FLUID MECHANICS AND GAS DYNAMICS

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AREA EXAMINATION IN FLUID MECHANICS AND GAS DYNAMICS



TITLE



Area Examination in Fluid Mechanics and Gas Dynamics


SCOPE


This is a 3
-
hour, written, closed
-
book, and closed
-
notes examination. Tables and relevant
equations will be provided. The exam p
laces
a strong emphasis on control volume

analysis

and covers primarily the following topics:




Basic laws for systems and control volumes


Velocity field and kinematics


Inviscid flow, including Euler and Bernoulli equations


Navier
-
Stokes equations and
applications to simple flows


Fundamentals of boundary
-
layer theory


One
-
dimensional gas dynamics including isentropic flow, Rayleigh line and



Fanno line flows, and normal shock waves.


PREPARATION GUIDELINES

(a)

Courses to review, in order of impo
rtance: ME 309 (Fluid Mechanics), ME 509
(Intermediate Fluid Mechanics), ME 510 (Gas Dynamics)

(b)

Texts which may be of assistance in reviewing: (asterisks denote principal ones)

1.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics,

Fox & McDonald, Wiley.*

2.

Fluid Mechanics
, Whit
e, McGraw
-
Hill.

3.

Engineering Fluid Mechanics
,
Roberson &

Crowe, Houghton Mifflin.

4.

Viscous Fluid Flow,

White, McGraw
-
Hill.

5.

Boundary Layer Analysis
, Prentice
-
Hall.

6.

Gas Dynamics
, Vol. I, Zucrow & Hoffman, Wiley.*

7.

The Dynamics & Thermodynamics of Compressible F
luid Flow
, Vol. I, Shapiro,
Ronald Press.

8.

Elements of Gas Dynamics
, Liepmann & Roshko, Wiley.

9.

Incompressible Flow
, Panton, Wiley.


EXAM FORMAT AND PASSING CRITERIA


The exam will consist of four required and four optional problems. All four of the
require
d problems and two of the four optional problems will be graded. Which two
optional problems to grade will be indicated by the student. To pass the exam, the
student must receive an overall score not less than 70%
and
scores not less than 70% on
at
least

three of the six graded problems.









Revised 3/9/2004