Course Details

Course Number: 3104  Section Number: 101, 11A,11B, 11C

Fall 2012

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 131

Days & Times:

MWF 9:00 – 9:50 AM:    Laboratory:  T 1:00 – 4:50 PM (Section 11A), R 1:00 – 4:50 PM (Section 11B) 

Course Attachments

Syllabus  MENG3104 Syllabus 2012-20120829-102209.doc


Fluid Mechanics
  ISBN: 978-1-11811613-5

MSU Faculty Member
Idir Azouz   
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Course Objectives


  • Determine the pressure distribution in a fluids at rest and on submerged bodies (Hwk, Exams)
  • Derive Bernoulli’s equation and use it to solve simple fluid mechanics problems (Hwk, Exams)
  • Determine and analyze velocity and acceleration fields for steady and unstready flows (Hwk, Exams)
  • Determine the streamline equation for a flow,  given the velocity field, and draw the streamlines (Hwk, Exams)
  • Apply the concepts of control volume and differential analysis to solve a variety of simple fluid flow problems (Hwk, Exams)
  • Use the Buckingham pi theorem to determine dimensionless groups which arise in dimensional analysis (Hwk, Exams)
  • Use dimensional analysis to plan experiments and to interpret and correlate experimental data (Hwk, Exams)
  • Use the concept of modeling and similitude to predict the behavior of physical system (Hwk, Exams)
  • Apply the basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy to analyze viscous pipe flow (Hwk, Exams) 
  • Use friction factor charts to determine frictional losses in ducts (Hwk, Exams)   
  • Identify and use instruments and equipment found in a typical fluid mechanics laborator (Lab experiments)
  • Conduct experiments to verify fluid mechanics theoretical concepts (Lab experiments, Lab reports)
  • Use LabVIEW data acquisition and analysis software (Lab. Experiments)
  • Analyze experimental results (lab. Reports) 
  • Work in a group (Lab. Experiments) 

Course Expectations

MENG 2203.  Co-Requisite: MATH 3433

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, MS Word, hand calculator, knowledge of instrumentation used in fluid mechanics measurements, and basic knowledge of LabVIEW and data acquisition.  

Grading Standards
  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the quiz scores, the average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the average score for the laboratory reports. The lowest homework assignment score and the lowest quiz scores will be dropped. The scores on the remaining homework assignments will then be combined and the result converted to the 100-point scale by dividing the result by the maximum number of points possible and multiplying by 100.  This will yield the average homework score on that scale.  The same procedure will be used for the quizzes. Each exam contributes 20%, homework contributes 10%,  laboratory reports contribute 15%, class participation, quizzes contribute 5%, attitude, and class attendance contributes 10%, for a total of 100%.  The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:


X =0.20x(exam1 score + exam 2 score + exam 3 score) + 0.1x(homework average) +0.15x( Laboratory reports average) + 0.1x(attitude/participation/attendance score) + 0.05x(average quiz score)


The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from the following grade levels:



Final Exam12/6/2010  8 am - 10 am

Submission Format Policy

Exams and homework assignments must be submitted on engineering paper.  All laboratory reports must be typewritten and all graphs must be produced on a separate full page in landscape format.  An example report will be made available to the students.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

The student is expected to attend class regularly and is responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent.  

Other Policies

Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. 

Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. 


Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments and exams, and through solving problems on the board.  They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.



Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior.



Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to changewith advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.  

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