Mohd Yousuf Ali

Courses I Have Taught

Fluid Mechanics

Hydrostatics; Control volume analysis; Basic equations in differential form; Inviscid incompressible flow; Viscous flows in pipes and ducts; Estimation of head losses in fluid systems; Dimensional analysis.

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Thermal-Fluids I

First of a two-part sequence presenting an integrated treatment of traditional topics on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The essential role of each of these related disciplines and their connections are examined in the context of real-world systems. Materials covered include: fluid statics, mass, momentum, and energy conservation, Bernoulli’s equation, internal-external flows, first and second laws of thermodynamics, power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer modes including steady and time dependent conduction, convection, and radiation.

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Experiments in Thermal and Fluid Sciences

The purpose of this laboratory is to reinforce and enhance your understanding of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The experiments are relatively simple; they are designed to demonstrate the applications of the basic fluid and thermal science principles and to provide a more intuitive and physical understanding of these disciplines. The objective is also to introduce a variety of modern and classical experimental and diagnostic techniques, and the principles behind these techniques. This laboratory exercise also provides practice in making engineering judgments, estimates and assessing the reliability of your measurements, skills which are very important for any successful engineer. Your oral and written communication skills are improved through the lab reports and presentations. These will also provide you with experience of group-learning environment by requiring you to work in student groups, much like the real world.

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Viscous Fluid Flow

Laminar, Viscous Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations; Similarity solutions; Low Reynolds-Number Flows; High Reynolds-Number Flows (Laminar); Blasius, Falkner-Skan, Jets; Integral boundary layer techniques; Numerical solutions of 2-D BL equations; Axisymmetric and 3-D boundary layers and secondary flow; Stability and Transition; Introduction to Turbulence and Turbulent Flows

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Gas Dynamics

This course is intended to provide you with a fundamental and practical understanding of the basic principles of gas dynamics and compressible flows. As the name implies, the primary difference between incompressible and compressible flows is that density effects/changes, which are generally neglected in the former, become important in the latter. The density effects also make temperature changes important making thermodynamics an important aspect of compressible flows. Some areas discussed in this course include the nature of sound and Mach waves, isentropic flows, normal and oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer expansions and compressible flow with friction and heat addition. An emphasis will be placed on providing examples of practical applications by considering flows though supersonic nozzles, wind tunnels and diffusers, among others.

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Hypersonic/High Temperature Gas Dynamics

Inviscid and viscous hypersonic fluid dynamics with and without high temperature ejects. Approx- imate and exact methods for analyzing hypersonic flows. Elements of statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and non-equilibrium gas dynamics. Experimental methods.

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Thermodynamics

Basic concepts in engineering thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of solids, liquids, and gases. First and second laws of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible processes. Entropy equation. Energy analysis of basic cycles.

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