CEN3015 Fluid MechanicsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN3015 Fluid Mechanics Fall 3 0 3 6

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. LÜTFİ ARDA
Course Objectives: Learn the fundamentals of fluid mechanics; solve basic fluid mechanics questions

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learn the fundamentals of fluid mechanics; solve basic fluid mechanics questions
To build necessary theoretical background for advanced fluid dynamics and hydraulics courses

Course Content

Fluid statics and kinematics; finite control volume approach; differential analysis; dimensional analysis and modelling

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction & Fluid Properties
2) Fluid Statics
3) Euler's Eqn
4) Bernoulli's Equation
5) Fluid Kinematics
6) Reynold's Transport Theorem & Finite Control Volume Approach
7) Conservation of Mass & Momentum
8) Conservation of Momentum & Energy
9) Differential Analysis: Conservation of Mass & Momentum
10) Differential Analysis: Conservation of Momentum & Energy
11) Potential Flow
12) Potential Flow
13) Dimensional Analysis and Modelling
14) Dimensional Analysis and Modelling


Course Notes / Textbooks: Fluid Mechanics, 7th edition (SI version) by Munson, Okiishi, Huebsch and Rothmayer
Fluid Mechanics, 8th edition Frank White
References: Fluid Mechanics, 7th edition (SI version) by Munson, Okiishi, Huebsch and Rothmayer
Fluid Mechanics, 8th edition Frank White

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Midterms 2 3 6
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 163

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 3
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 3
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 5
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 4
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 1