Fluid Mechanics (CE307) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Fluid Mechanics CE307 3 2 0 4 5.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE 202-Dynamics
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
  • Research Assistant Cumhur ÖZBEY
  • Research Assistant İshak Can AYDIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce the fluids and their physical properties, calculation of pressure and hydrostatic forces on civil engineering structures; to enable the students to apply continuity, momentum and energy principles for the solution of various pipeline and open channel problems; dimensional analysis and similitude.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will identify fluid properties
  • Students will be able to calculate the hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface of civil engineering structures
  • Students will be able to classify the fluid flow
  • Students will be able to apply fundamental principles for the solution of various pipeline and open channel problems.
  • Students will solve problems in dimensional analysis and similitude.
Course Content Fluid properties, hydrostatics, kinematics, system and control volume approach, Reynolds transport theorem, principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, pipe flow: laminar and turbulent flows, flow in smooth and rough pipes, frictional losses, minor losses, computation of flow in single pipes, simple pipe systems, turbines and pumps.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Scope of fluid mechanics, definitions, dimensions and units
2 Properties of fluids, continuum concept
3 Fluid statics, pressure distribution and measurement
4 Hydrostatic forces on plane surfaces
5 Hydrostatic forces on curved surfaces and buoyancy
6 Applications in hydrostatics
7 Kinematics
8 System and control volume concepts and Reynolds transport theorem
9 Conservation of mass principle
10 Conservation of energy principle
11 Conservation of momentum principle
12 Applications in conservation of mass, energy and momentum
13 Dimensional Analysis
14 Similitude
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Elger, D.E., Williams, B.C., Crowe, C.T., and Roberson, J.A., Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 10th edition, SI Version, Wiley.
Other Sources 2. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, B. R. Munson, D. F. Young, T. H. Okiishi, 2003 John Wiley. Eng. Dept., 2006
3. Mechanics of Fluids, Potter M.C., Wiggert D.C., Brooks/Cole, California, 2002.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 3 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively. X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions. X
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually. X
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. X
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 3 3 9
Application 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 9 9
Total Workload 138