Ch 2. Fluid Statics Multimedia Engineering Fluids PressureVariation PressureMeasurement HydrostaticForce(Plane) HydrostaticForce(Curved) Buoyancy
 Chapter 1. Basics 2. Fluid Statics 3. Kinematics 4. Laws (Integral) 5. Laws (Diff.) 6. Modeling/Similitude 7. Inviscid 8. Viscous 9. External Flow 10. Open-Channel Appendix Basic Math Units Basic Equations Water/Air Tables Sections Search eBooks Dynamics Fluids Math Mechanics Statics Thermodynamics Author(s): Chean Chin Ngo Kurt Gramoll ©Kurt Gramoll

 FLUID MECHANICS - CASE STUDY Introduction Problem Description Click to view movie (20k) A group of engineering students at OU is planning to participate in the International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition. Students are asked to design a miniature robotic submarine capable of performing realistic missions in the remote underwater environment. One of the given constraints is that the underwater vehicle needs to reach a maximum depth of 12 meters. There are two test sites: one is filled with fresh water and the other filled with seawater. Questions To assist those students in determining the design criteria, the pressure at a depth of 12 meters is needed. Also, how will the density of the fluid affect the calculated pressure? Approach Assume the fluid is at rest. Assume the fluid is incompressible.