10.301 Spring 2014
INTRODUCTION
psdoyle
frbrushett psvirk /140208/
Year: U(2)
Units: 12 (LecLabHomework, hrs, = 408)
Prereq: 18.03, 10.10
URL: http://web.mit.edu/10.301/www/welcome.html
Stellar Site: http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/10/sp14/10.301/
OBJECTIVES OUTLINE METHODS TEXTBOOK(S) CLASS SCHEDULE
INSTRUCTORS & TAs EXAMS & GRADING HOMEWORK GUIDELINES
A quantitative introduction to the theoretical and physical principles in fluid mechanics that are of fundamental importance to chemical engineers.
Four areas are addressed, namely:
(1) Fluids and Flow Phenomena; Dimensional Analysis, Pipe Flow and External Drag Relations.
(2) Statics and Microscopic Balances; Stress, NavierStokes Equation, Laminar Flows, Inviscid Flows.
(3) Macroscopic Balances; Bernoulli's Equation, Linear Momentum Conservation, Applications.
(4) Real Flows; Laminar BoundaryLayers, Turbulent Flow Structure, Reynolds’ Equations, Wall turbulence.
METHODS
The preceding principles will be illustrated by lectures, examples, and homework problems that are both theoretical and practical in nature.
The weekly class cycle, beginning on day T, say, is of the form:
T Lecture, introducing a topic T.
R Lecture, continuing on T. Problem set concerning T handed out in class.
M Recitation sections discuss T, often using simple problems from textbook.
T Lecture on topic T+1.
R Problem set T due. Lecture on topic T+1. Problem set concerning T+1 handed out in class.
Continue.
Denn, M.M.: Process Fluid Mechanics, PrenticeHall, 1980.
Still the best intro to chemical engineering fluid mechanics; attempts to be both relevant and rigorous.
Deen, W.M.: Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 411pages on Stellar Site, 2013.
Brand new, by a distinguished, longtime 10.301 instructor.
Additional References (Optional)
Middleman, R.: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Wiley, 1998.
Emphasizes analytic, microscopic aspects of fluid mechanics. Attractive, physically insightful, cheme flavored examples.
Fay, J.A.: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, MIT Press, 1995.
Balanced blend of theory with physical intuition. Copious, wellexplained, modern mech and aeroe type examples.
Bird, R.B.; Stewart, W.E.; Lightfoot, E.N.: Transport Phenomena, Wiley, 1960.
Classic cheme undergraduate transport text. Many worked examples. Priceless appendix on vectors and tensors.
CLASSES
Lec TR121:30; all in Rm 66110.
Rec 14 M11,M12 in Rooms 66154 and 66160 (Note 4 rec secs, not 6)
CLASS SCHEDULE is on a separate sheet below.
INSTRUCTORS & TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Patrick Doyle 
pdoyle 
Rm E17504f 
Office Hrs: by appointment 
Fikile Brushett 
brushett 
Rm 66558 
Office Hrs: by appointment 
Preetinder Virk 
psvirk 
Rms 66157; E34454; 2533177 
Office Hrs: by appointment 




Rahul Misra 
rpmisra 
Rm NW86726 
Office Hrs: TW7:309:30 in Room TBA for all TAs. 




Karthik Narsimhan 
knarsimh 
Rm NW86664C 





Lu Yang 
Luyang 
Rm NW86258B 
Homework, assigned weekly during term, ~10 Problem Sets (~2 Problems each). Counts as 100 points, max (20% of total).
2 Quizzes, 1 hr each, during term. Count equally at 100 points each, max, (20% each).
1 Final, 3 hr, during final exam period. Counts as 200 points, max (40%).
Use of the textbooks and class materials will be permitted in all quizzes and in the final exam.
Course Grade will be determined from the sum [h+q1+q2+f], where the elements respectively represent scores obtained in homework, quizzes, and the final.
Typical percentage grade distributions in the last few years were: 30 A, 44 B, 23 C, 2 D, 1 F.
HOMEWORK GUIDELINES (Abbreviated; see Stellar site for details)
Problem sets will be due at the beginning of class on the date specified.
Problem solutions will be distributed, by ei upload to Stellar or hardcopy, at the end of class on the problem due date.
No credit will be given for homework turned in after the due date and time.
Please:
1. Write your name on each sheet of paper.
2. Be sure all sheets for any single problem are stapled or clipped together.
3. State both the problem set and problem number on your solution.
POLICY ON COLLABORATION AND ORIGINALITY
You are encouraged to discuss concepts and techniques underlying homework problems with fellow students.
However, your final solutions should be your own original work.
Jointly prepared solutions, and solutions closely resembling those available online or elsewhere, are unacceptable.
When in doubt, consult with Professors Doyle, Brushett or Virk first.
CLASS SCHEDULE (Abbreviated, see Stellar Site for details)
Lec 
Date 
Day 
Subject 
Read (Dean) 
Read (Denn) 
HW Due 
1 
4Feb14 
T 
Intro, objectives, outline 
Ch1 p135 

2 
6Feb14 
R 
Fluid mech,
fluid props, dimensional analysis 
Ch1 p135 
pp. 324, 2932 

10Feb14 
M 
Recitation 

3 
11Feb14 
T 
Fluid friction in pipes 
Ch2 p129 
pp. 3339 

4 
13Feb14 
R 
Pipe flow calculations 
Ch2 p129 
pp. 3949 
X 
17Feb14 
M 
Holiday 

18Feb14 
T 
Recitation (M schedule
of classes) 

5 
20Feb14 
R 
Drag on submerged objects 
Ch3 p114 
pp. 5273 
X 
24Feb14 
M 
Recitation 

6 
25Feb14 
T 
Flow in porous media,
fluidization, entrainment 
Ch3 p1535 
pp. 5273 

7 
27Feb14 
R 
Fluid
statics: micro. force balance 
Ch4 p112 
X 

3Mar14 
M 
Recitation 

8 
4Mar14 
T 
Pressure
forces and buoyancy, surface tension 
Ch4 p1321 

9 
6Mar14 
R 
Microscopic
mass balance 
Ch5 p16, 1524, Ch6 pp17 
pp.
141146 

10Mar14 
M 
Recitation 
X 

9 
11Mar14 
T 
EXAM
1, Room 50340 Walker 

10 
13Mar14 
R 
Microscopic
momentum balance, viscous stress tensor 
Ch5 p69, Ch6 p939 
pp.
147163 

17Mar14 
M 
Recitation 

11 
18Mar14 
T 
Fluid
deformation, NavierStokes eq. 
Ch5 p69, Ch6 p939 

12 
20Mar14 
R 
Exact
solutions 
Ch1 p135 
pp.
169194 
X 
24Mar14 
28Mar 
Spring Vacation 

31Mar14 
M 
Recitation 

13 
1Apr14 
T 
Order
of Magnitude Analysis 
Ch8 p1,3237 

14 
3Apr14 
R 
Lubrication
flow 
Ch4 p114,3738 
X 

7Apr14 
M 
Recitation 

15 
8Apr14 
T 
Creeping
flow, Inviscid flow 
Ch8 p1427 

16 
10Apr14 
R 
Pseudosteady
flow 
Ch4 p2732 
pp.
200208 
X 
14Apr14 
M 
Recitation 

15Apr14 
T 
EXAM
2, Room 50340 Walker 

17 
17Apr14 
R 
Laminar
boundary layer flow 
pp.
277302 

21Apr14 
M 

22Apr14 
T 

18 
24Apr14 
R 
Macroscopic
balances: mass and energy. 
pp.
7994 
X 

28Apr14 
M 
Recitation 

19 
29Apr14 
T 
Bernoulli's equation, macro
momentum balance 
pp. 95101 

20 
1May14 
R 
Applications of macroscopic
balances 
pp. 105132 
X 

5May14 
M 
Recitation 

21 
6May14 
T 
Turbulent flow,
introduction, physics, scales 
pp. 307327 

22 
8May14 
R 
Kolmogorov's hypothesis,
turbulent energy cascade 
X 

12May14 
M 
Recitation 

23 
13May14 
T 
Reynolds’ equations,
theoretical treatments of turbulence 

24 
15May14 
R 
Wall turbulent flows,
pipes, B/Ls 

19May14 
23May 
FINAL EXAM, Text (Denn) and all notes allowed. Date, Room TBA 

Lec 
Date 
Day 
Subject 
Read (Dean) 
Read (Denn) 
HW Due 
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