Course objectives are:
To provide students with a thorough understanding of the extensive concepts of Fluid Mechanics that relate to a wide range of cutting-edge modern physical, technological and industrial applications, with immediate use in the modern work environment of the Mechanical Engineer.
More specifically, students will gain knowledge and experience
• on macroscopic principles of mass, momentum, torque and energy conservation in fluids, on which most fluid analyses and applications are based,
• on fluid dynamics, of fluids having either Newtonian or non-Newtonian behavior,
• on detailed analysis of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional flows, as well as transient and pulsatile flows,
• on laminar and turbulent flow analysis, and flow in closed tubes and open channels, as well as in dynamical flow fields,
• on theory and analysis of laminar or turbulent boundary layers and resistance forces of moving surfaces and bodies immersed in fluids,
• on flow compression processes, which include frictionless, adiabatic and isentropic flows,
• on supersonic flow conditions with the presence of frontal and lateral shock waves, and
• to get acquainted with fluid flow measurement and control instruments.

General  Competences

Students gain improved skills for:
• autonomous work,
• decision making,
by promoting free, creative and inductive thinking.
In general, students acquire skills and competencies to handle with accuracy, and to design and improve modern:
• environmental,
• agricultural and agricultural,
• residential,
• mechanical,
• and industrial
systems of fluid mechanics and integrated mass and energy transfer processes, with emphasis
• on performance maximization,
• on increased accuracy of calculations and operations, as well as
• on minimizing losses, operating costs and environmental impacts.


Differential flow analysis. Performance of conservation laws for momentum and torque in fluids. Fully developed flows. Transient flows. Turbulent flows. Flow in closed ducts and energy losses. Forces (buoyancy/lift, drag) of moving surfaces or bodies immersed in fluids, boundary layers. Thrust power and efficiency of propellers, turbines, rockets. Compressible flows. Mach number, isotropic gas flows. Shock waves. Open channels, flumes, weirs, piping, flow circuits, and pertinent applications.

Laboratory exercises:
Boundary layers, flow from nozzles, Venturi flow, flowmeter devices, flow in closed circuits, frictional losses in pipes and pipelines, wind tunnel, supersonic flow, flow from spillways, flow in small channels.


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• R.C. Hibbeler, Fluid Mechanics (in Greek or in English), ISBN 9789603307716, Edition 1/2017, Publisher G.X. Fountas, Book Code in Eudoxus: 59375445.
• Munson, Okooshi, Huensch, Rothmayer, Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition 2016, A. Tziola Publications & SONS SA, Book Code in Eudoxus: 50655956.
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• Ch. Georgantopoulou, G. Georgantopoulos, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Applications (in Greek), Tsotras Publications, 1st Edition 2016, ISBN: 978-618-5066-59-8, Book Code in Eudoxus: 59368388.
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