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
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