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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.
Syllabus
Homework
Exams
Readings

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)
Problem Set #1 Due
Problem Set #2 Assigned

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
Problem Set #4 Due

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 1-5
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 Non-Newtonian Fluids (Ch 7 continued)
Problem Set #5 Due
15
3/05 (Thurs) The Hagen-Poiseuille Equation - A Differential Fluid in Laminar Flow (Ch 8)
  3/06 (Fri) Recitation: Canceled due to Spring Break (No homework assignment over Break!!)
3/07-3/15 SPRING BREAK WEEK
16
3/17 (Tues) The Navier-Stokes Equations - Differential Fluid Flow (Ch 9)
Problem Set #6 Assigned
17
3/19 (Thurs) The Navier-Stokes 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 Navier-Stokes 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 1-14)

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Department of Chemical Engineering
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University of Rochester
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