Welcome to CHE 215 Fluid Mechanics. As one of those important transport phenomena courses for chemical engineering major students, this course will provide an introduction to fluid mechanics on both macroscopic and microscopic basis. We will start with the macro-side, which introduces principles relevant for systematized observations and fluid- based process design. Later in the semester we will learn the microscopic fundamentals to analyze fluid behaviors, like flow patterns, in great detail.
Topics covered include but are not limited to: Mass, energy, and momentum balances on chemical engineering flow processes and system; Fluid flows in pipes and other common fluid flow devices; Differential equations of fluid mechanics, microscale mass and momentum balance, viscous flow problems; Boundary layers, turbulent flows and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).