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CODE 60454
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Basic course in fluid mechanics

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provide the introductory knowledge to address basic problems in fluid mechanics. The concepts of fluid and pressure are introduced, the mechanical energy equation is formally derived, thermodynamics aspects are considered, to address the behavior of fluids in static and dynamic conditions, as well as the interactions between fluids and rigid bodies.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module provides the knowledge necessary for solving basic fluid mechanics problems. The student should be able to treat simple problems of statics and dynamics of fluids, by enforcing both integral (i.e. macroscopic) and differential (local) balances, identifying the main forces/moments at play and reflecting on the most appropriate hypotheses to simplify the equations.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is organized in lectures and exercises, provided within the course. All concepts introduced will be explained also through exercises and examples, to guarantee maximum understanding of the subject matter.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction; the continuum assumption and the fluid; fluid static, fluid kinematics and strain analysis; integral equations of motion; flow in ducts; Bernouilli and energy equations; differential equations of motion (Cauchy, Navier-Stokes); inviscid irrotational flows; elementary viscous flows; introduction to the concepts of lift and drag.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Y. A. Cengel e J.M. Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw Hill, 2006

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ALESSANDRO BOTTARO (President)

AGNESE SEMINARA (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

During the course two partial exams will be offered, for students to be able to pass the exam right at the end of the semester.

Students with SLD or any other regularly certified special educational needs are advised to contact the instructor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the course objectives, take into account individual learning requirements.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During the semester the students are required to take two partial exams, for the instructor to assess their level of comprehension of the discipline. During classes the instructor makes every possible effort to involve the students, to render them active participants in the course and to become interested in fluid dynamics. Among other things, the instructor has created a photo/video contest(http://www.dicat.unige.it/bottaro/photovideo.html) asking for the students to take pictures or videos of fluid mechanics phenomena, and to describe their observations in a few lines of text.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
25/01/2024 15:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
25/01/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
21/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites :

Real Analysis, Geometry, General Physics