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# CHEE 3363 - Fluid Mechanics

Fall, 2010
Assignment 1
Due: Wednesday, September 1, 2009

Problems based on lecture notes

1. Find the component of the velocity vector 2i 3 j 6k v in the direction defined by the
vector 3i 4 j 9k A .

2. If work is defined by

Work = (Force component in direction of motion)*(Distance moved),

determine the work done in moving an object along a vector 3i 2 j 5k ( ) r ft if the
applied force is 2i j k ( )
f
F lb .

3. Given a velocity field v in cylindrical coordinates, i.e.,

k ,
r r z
v v e v e v

determine
( , , )
( , , )
x x r z
y y r z
v v v v v
v v v v v

For the velocity vector 2e 2e k
r
v , determine the rectangular components , ,
x y z
v v v .

4. Check the relations in the notes that relate the base unit vectors in spherical coordinates
with the base vectors in rectangular coordinates. Correct these as necessary and use these
relations to determine
( , , )
( , , )
( , , )
x x r
y y r
z z r
v v v v v
v v v v v
v v v v v

5. Find the shortest distance between the point (1,2,-1) and the plane defined by the vectors
2i 3 j 6k and i 5 j 3k A B

6. If the velocity vector is defined by

2i j k v

Determine the volumetric flow rate across the surface S shown below.

7. Given:

2i 3k
2i 3 j k
i j 2k
A
B
C

Find:

(a) 2( ); check if this is equal to 2( ).
(b) (magnitude of )
(c)
(d)
(e) The unit vector perpendicular to and and in the
direction of a screw turning from
D A B B A
D D
E A B
F A B
A C
to
(f) The vector projection of on the plane formed
by and
A C
C
A B

8. Problem 8 removed was redundant to Prob. 5.

9. Define stress at a point and describe what it represents physically. Suppose the state of
stress in a two dimensional flow is ( ) i i ( ) j j i j j i
xx yy xy yx
T p p . Find the
force on a surface of area A inclined at a 45 degree angle with respect to the xz plane, i.e.,
with a unit normal equal to: (1/ 2) i (1/ 2) j n .

10. For flow on the cylindrical surface shown (radius R), the non-zero stress components are:
15 , 10 , 5 , 10
xx yy xy yx
T Pa T Pa T Pa T Pa .

Determine the stress component
r
T at 30
o
.

11. Determine in (a) rectangular cartesian coordinates and
(b) cylindrical coordinates. Note:
i j k
1
e e k
and i j
r
x y
A
x y z
r r z
A A A k
= e e k
z
r r z
A
A A A