Course description

Covers hydrostatics, the basic equations of incompressible fluid flow, potential flow and dynamic pressure forces, viscous flow and shear forces, steady pipe flow, turbulence, dimensional analysis, laminar and turbulence boundary layer, flows around obstacles, and open-channel flow. Includes small-group laboratory assignments.

Outcome 1: Develop an analytic foundation and physical/experiential sense in fluid statics and fluid dynamics.

Outcome 2: Develop general skills in dimensional analysis.

Outcome 3: Expand on students’ abilities to identify and analytically state and solve engineering problems.

Outcome 4: Expand on students’ abilities to use engineering judgement to assess the correctness of a solution approach and solutions.

Course is offered for the COOP program & students not participating in the COOP program are welcome to enroll assuming prerequisites are met. Course is subject to cancellation if there are no COOP students enrolled & extremely low enrollment numbers.


ENGRD 2020 and Math 2930 or permission of instructor. Non-Cornell students must get permission of instructor to enroll.

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