On completion of this chapter, a student should be able to:

• Describe the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow

• Explain the concept of fluid drag and shear stress

• Explain the basics of Newton’s law of viscosity

• Describe the difference between solids and fluids in terms of rate of deformation

• Relate the shear stress to shear rate using Newton’s law of viscosity

• Use Newton’s law of viscosity to calculate the shear stress in a fluid

• Use both the American and SI units of energy when solving fluid dynamics problems.

• Identify different units of measure for viscosity

• Know the difference between dynamic and kinematic viscosity

• Relate the concept of shear ...

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