MEC 516 Fluid Mechanics I

Dimensions and units, continuum fluid mechanics. Properties of fluids. Fluid statics, the standard atmosphere. Manometry and pressure measurement. Forces on submerged planes. Flow characteristics: laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, streamlines. Flow analysis: control volume/control system and differential approaches for mass, momentum and energy conservation. Applications of the conservation equation, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Dimensional analysis, similitude and model testing. (2 hr. Lab every other week)

MEC 616 Fluid Mechanics II

Laminar and turbulent pipe flow. Friction and minor losses. Non-circular conduits. Pipes in series and in parallel. Relaxation techniques and numerical methods of solution. Boundary layers. Drag and lift. Flow measurements. Pumps and turbines. Cavitation. (2 hr. Lab every other week)

ME 8141 Transport Phenomena in Porous Media

Over recent years, fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer through porous media has seen an explosive increase in research attention and this is evident through the creation of new journals, existing journals conference and workshop on this topic. This rapidly increasing research activity has been mainly due to the increasing number of important application in porous media in many modern industries, ranging from heat removal process in engineering technology and geophysical problems to thermal insulation, chemical reactors, the underground spread of pollutant, heating of rooms, combustion, fires and many other heat transfer processes both natural and artificial. This graduate course is intended as advanced course in the field of transport phenomena in porous media. Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer play a major role in different engineering discipline such as in civil in the area of concrete corrosion, chemical in petroleum industries, biomedical in flow in lungs and bones and in mechanical engineering such as in filters. This course will give the student a strong knowledge of porous media and its application. This course is intended for graduate student in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Aerospace and biomedical Engineering. The course will cover different applications in the engineering field.

ME 8112 Computational Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer

The mathematical modeling of physical phenomena via their differential equations and appropriate boundary conditions will be described.  The detail of the partial differential equations including their parabolic, elliptic or hyperbolic nature will be discussed. The general rules and procedures for generating a numerical code will be presented.  The numerical scheme for conduction, and convection heat transfer and velocity field will be introduced.  Students will gain familiarity with computer programming to solve heat and fluid flow problems. 

MEC 514 Applied Thermodynamics 

Rankine cycle, steam turbine cycles, reheat and regenerative feed-water heating. Gas turbine cycles, regenerators. Combustion, stoichiometric, lean and rich mixtures. Nozzles. Convergent and convergent-divergent nozzles. Principles of vapour compression refrigeration cycles. Basic air-conditioning processes.