Mech Eng 3O04 - Fluid Mechanics
Fall 2019
Prof. M. S. Hamed


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Prof. M. Hamed
Office: JHE-203
Office hour: Wednesdays 4:0-5:00 PM
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 26113

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Important Announcements

*It is the student's responsibility to check the "IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS" page regularly

TEXT BOOK: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, by R. W. Fox, A. T.
and P. J. Pritchard, 9th edition, John Wiley, 2015.

LECTURES:  Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30-3:20 PM and Fridays at 4:30-5:20 in

TUTORIALS: Tutorials start the week of Sept 16
                             T02 is on Mondays at 9:30-11:20 AM in BSB-137
T01 is on Thursdays at 8:30-10:20 AM in BSB-137

Course Objectives

course is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics. It includes the following topics: fundamental concepts, fluid statics, conservation laws, incompressible inviscid flows, Dimensional and similarity analysis, internal incompressible viscid flows, introduction to boundary layers, and lift and drag.  While covering the basics and fundamentals of fluid mechanics, the emphasis in this course will be on using those basic principles to analyze various engineering systems.

Course Topics

Introduction and Fundamental Concepts                    Fluid Statics
Integral Analysis                                                         Differential Analysis
Incompressible Inviscid  Flow                                     Dimensional Analysis
Internal Incompressible Viscous Flow
External Incompressible Viscous Flow


The following distribution of marks will be used, unless there is a valid and compelling reason to use an alternative weighting scheme. Missed assignments, quizzes, and tests will have a grade of zero entered without legitimate and documented reason.

Two term tests               40% (20% each)

Quizzes                          10%

Final exam                     50%

Note            The weight of any missed work that has been properly reported
                    through MSAF will be automatically added to the weight of the
                    final examination.


There will be two, closed book, term tests on Thursday October 10 and Thursday  November 7. Check locations on the "Term Tests Web Page". Students arriving after 20 minutes from the start of the test will not be allowed to write the test. An equation sheet will be included with each test, a copy of which is posted. Here. It is recommended that you write your answer during the term tests in PEN. However, if pencil is used, you will not be able to discuss your mark.

ASSIGNMENTS: Practicing questions will be assigned, roughly, every week. Students are strongly encouraged to solve these problems to prepare for the two term tests and final examination.  

QUIZZES: Quizzes will be provided during tutorials, roughly every two weeks. Please review quizzes timetable and guidelines provided on the "Assignments" web page.

The final exam is a closed-book exam that covers all course material. An equation sheet will be included with the exam, a copy of which is posted.

Only a Casio FX-991 MS or MS+ calculator is allowed on tests and the final exam

Use of Laptops, Tables, Cell Phones, and the like: Not allowed during lectures, tutorials, and exams.

Policy Reminders

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

 Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: “Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty”), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

 It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy (, located at

 The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

• Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.

• Improper collaboration in group work.

• Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.


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