Intro to Fluid Mechanics
The Foundations of Fluids for Engineering Students
Are you tired of struggling in your Fluids class?
If you answered yes, then this online Fluids course is for you! Here you'll find easy to understand lectures and plenty of fully-worked examples to help you learn the challenging subject of Fluid Mechanics.
Here's what we'll cover
This course covers the topics that are generally found in a university-level Intro to Fluid Mechanics class. Topics include:
- Properties of fluids - pressure, density, etc.
- Ideal gas law
- Hydrostatic forces of plane and curved surfaces
- Reynolds Transport Theorem
- Conservation of mass
- Linear momentum equation
- Bernoulli's equation
- Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions
- Continuity equation
- Navier Stokes equations
- Stream function
- Velocity potential
- Buckingham Pi Theorem
- Brief intro to turbulent and laminar flow
- And more!
Here's what you get when you enroll
- 17.5 hours of easy-to-follow, on-demand lecture videos
- 40 fully worked examples in a variety of difficulty levels
- 59 homework problems with solutions
- Downloadable outline of notes to help you create an organized set of notes and to help you follow along
- Certificate of Completion once you finish the class
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Who should enroll?
This course is perfect for you if
- you're currently taking Fluid Mechanics and are frustrated with your instructor or are just looking for additional resources and examples
- you're studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and need to review concepts from Fluids
- you like math and physics and are interested in learning something new
Start1.1 Units and Dimensional Homogeneity (14:49)
Start1.2 Example 2 (6:46)
Start1.4 Examples 3 and 4 (18:43)
Start1.3 Properties of Fluids (13:50)
Start1.5 Ideal Gas Law and Temp Conversions (8:15)
Start1.6 Viscosity (22:13)
Start1.7 Example 5 (13:00)
Start1.8 Vapor Pressure (2:32)
StartHomework 1 Solutions
Preview2.1 Gage and Absolute Pressure (9:55)
Preview2.2 Pressure at a Point (18:26)
Preview2.3 Variation of Pressure with Depth (14:59)
Preview2.4 Barometers (12:11)
StartHomework 2 Solutions
Preview2.5 Manometers (21:49)
Preview2.6 Example 7 (14:22)
Preview2.7 Example 8 (18:02)
StartHomework 3 Solutions
Start2.8 Hydrostatic Forces on Plane Surfaces (18:58)
Start2.9 Center of Pressure (7:23)
Start2.10 Example 9 (15:54)
Start2.11 Example 10 (17:12)
Start2.12 Example 11 (12:44)
StartHomework 4 Solutions
Start2.13 Forces on Curved Surfaces (14:00)
Start2.14 Example 12 (10:59)
Start2.15 Example 13 (18:41)
StartHomework 5 Solutions
Start2.16 Buoyancy (17:02)
Start2.17 Floating Bodies (5:50)
Start2.18 Example 14 (11:28)
Start2.19 Examples 15 and 16 (19:12)
Start2.20 Example 17 (18:13)
StartHomework 6 Solutions
Teaching is my passion. As a University professor I have taught 1000's of students and watched them transform from freshmen into successful engineers. Unlike many STEM professors, I believe in teaching complex material in simple, easy-to-understand terms. I teach my courses in a way I wish I had been taught: straightforward lectures with plenty of examples on how to apply the theory being learned.
In addition to University experience, I also worked as an engineer for 8 years in industry at a well-known defense company. This experience enables me to focus in on topics that are actually applicable in the real world, not just textbook problems.
Come learn with me!
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
Yes! The typical math requirement for this course is Calculus and Differential Equations. You should also be familiar with the Statics topics: free body diagrams and centroids.
What's the format of the course?
Let me just say that I hate engineering courses taught with PowerPoint slides. Due to this, you will not find slides here.
I think people learn better when they have to write the material. That means the majority of my lectures are handwritten. I give you a brief outline of notes to help you follow along and to help minimize the length of the videos.
Speaking of video length... am I the only one who doesn't like watching hour-long lecture videos? I didn't think so.
To eliminate that frustration my lectures are broken up into shorter segments, typically 12-15 minutes.
if you are here for examples, I made them easy to find. Almost all the
examples are in their own videos, that way you can look through the
notes and pick and choose which ones you want to watch.