COURSE UNIT TITLE: 
FLUID MECHANICS

COURSE UNIT CODE:


TYPE OF COURSE:

Compulsory 
LEVEL OF COURSE:

First Cycle, General Education 
SEMESTER OF STUDY:

Year 1, 2th Semester 
ECTS:

5 
MODE OF DELIVERY: 
Classroom lectures in using overheads and blackboardsolved exercises. A book is distributed containing the theoretical part of the course. Personal course notes are regularly updated on the eclass platform and distributed in class.

CONTACT TEACHING: 
Three hours theoretical lectures – 1 hour practicals.

COURSES CONTENTS: 
Introduction The continuum approach. Fluid properties: viscosity, density, elasticity, superficial tension. Laminar and turbulent flows Fundamentals of vector analysis Kinematics Lagrange and Eulerian description of flow, Reynolds transport theorem, the continuum equation. Fluid dynamics The NavierStokes equation. Applications of the NavierStokes equation Nondimensional form of the NavierStokes equation. Turbulent flows Properties of turbulent flows, time averaging of the NavierStokes equations, Reynolds stresses, the closure problem: Eddy viscosity. Boundary layer theory Characteristics of boundary layers, the NavierStokes equations for boundary layers problems, practical examples. Flows around rigid bodies Hydrostatics

LECTURER NAME: 
Associate Professor Konstantinos MOUTSOPOULOS



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PREREQUISITES: 
Mathematics.

LERANING OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCES:

Α) Knowledgebased
Β) Skils/Competences acquired

ASSESSMENT METHODS: 
Course evaluation is based on the final written exam.

TEACHING LANGUAGE: 
Greek 