Chapter 3. Fluid Properties and Fluid Flows

3.0 Chapter Objectives

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 stress in a fluid ...

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