ChE 243: Fluid Dynamics 2015 Calendar 
David G. Foster, Ph.D. Department of Chemical Engineering University of Rochester 
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Below is the schedule of classes, topics, exams and Homework assigned and due dates for the course. 
1 
1/15 (Thurs)  First Day of Class Overview of Course: Objectives and Expectations 
1/16 (Fri)  Recitation: TBD  
2 
1/20 (Tues)  Introduction to Fluid Dynamics 
Concepts/Definitions (Ch 1) Problem Set #1 Assigned 
3 
1/22 (Thurs)  Surface Tension (Ch 1) & Introduction to Fluid Statics (Ch 2) 
1/23 (Fri)  Recitation: Answer questions for Problem Set #1, "How to Be Successful in ChE 243"  Ideas on Study and Preparation for the Course,and more example problems 

4 
1/27 (Tues)  Fluid Statics  continued (Ch 2) 
5 
1/29 (Thurs)  Description of a Fluid in Motion (Ch 3) Integral Mass Balance Equation &, Mass Conservation (Ch 4) 
1/30 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #1, answer questions for problem set #2, more example problems and Problem Solving Technigues in Fluid Mechanics, Math Review,  
6 
2/03 (Tues)  Mass Conservation and the Control Volume Approach (Ch 4)  continued Problem Set #2 Due Problem Set #3 Assigned 
7 
2/05 (Thurs)  Newton's Second Law of Motion (Ch 5) 
2/06 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #2, answer questions for problem set #3 and more example problems  
8 
2/10 (Tues)  Newton's Second Law of Motion and Moment of Momentum (Ch 5  continued) Problem Set #3 Due Problem Set #4 Assigned 
9 
2/12 (Thurs)  Conservation of Energy (Ch 6) 
2/13 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #3, answer questions for problem set #4 and more example problems  
10 
2/17 (Tues)  Review for Exam I 
11 
2/19 (Thurs)  Conservation of Energy (Ch 6 continued) 
2/20 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #4, answer questions about the exam, and more example problems  
12 
2/24 (Tues)  EXAM #1 (during class time) Chapters 15 Problem Set #5 Assigned 
13 
2/26 (Thurs)  Newton's Law of Viscosity (Ch 7) 
2/27 (Fri)  Recitation: Answer questions for problem set #5 and more example problems  
14 
3/03 (Tues)  Newton's Law of Viscosity and NonNewtonian Fluids (Ch 7 continued) Problem Set #5 Due 
15 
3/05 (Thurs)  The HagenPoiseuille Equation  A Differential Fluid in Laminar Flow (Ch 8) 
3/06 (Fri)  Recitation: Canceled due to Spring Break (No homework assignment over Break!!)  
3/073/15  SPRING BREAK WEEK  
16 
3/17 (Tues)  The NavierStokes Equations  Differential Fluid Flow (Ch 9) Problem Set #6 Assigned 
17 
3/19 (Thurs)  The NavierStokes Equations  Differential Fluid Flow (Ch 9 continued) 
3/20 (Fri)  Recitation: Answer questions for problem set #6, more example problems, Exam 1 questions  
18 
3/24 (Tues)  The NavierStokes Equations  Differential Fluid Flow (Ch 9 continued) Inviscid Fluid Flow (Ch 10) Problem Set #6 Due Problem Set #7 Assigned 
19 
3/26 (Thurs)  Inviscid Fluid Flow (Ch 10) 
3/27 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #6, answer questions for problem set #7 and more example problems  
20 
3/31 (Tues)  Review for Exam II Problem Set #7 Due 
21 
4/02 (Thurs)  Dimensional Analysis & Dimensionless Numbers (Ch 11) 
4/03 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #7, answer questions about the exam, and more example problems  
22 
4/07 (Tues)  EXAM #2 (during class time) Problem Set #8 Assigned 
23 
4/09 (Thurs)  Boundary Layer Theory (Ch 12) 
4/10 (Fri)  Recitation: Answer questions for problem set #8 and more example problems  
24 
4/14 (Tues)  Boundary Layer Theory & Turbulent Flow (Ch 12 continued) Problem Set #8 Due Problem Set #9 Assigned 
25 
4/16 (Thurs)  Turbulent Flow (Ch 12) & Flow in Closed Conduits (Ch 13) 
4/17 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #8, answer questions for problem set #9 and more example problems  
26 
4/21 (Tues)  Flow in Closed Conduits (Ch 13) Problem Set #9 Due Problem Set #10 Assigned 
27 
4/23 (Thurs)  Fluid Machinery (Ch 14) 
4/24 (Fri)  Recitation: Go over solutions to problem set #9, answer questions for problem set #10 and more example problems  
28 
4/28 (Tues)  Review for Final Exam  Last Day of Class Problem Set #10 Due 
Friday, May 8 at 1915 (7:15pm) 
FINAL EXAM (Chapters 114) 