Definition of fluid mechanics 

: a branch of mechanics dealing with the properties of liquids and gases

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This traditional model suffers from a dual constraint issue, said Jonathan Boreyko, a fluid mechanics professor at Virginia Tech and another co-author of the study. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Virginia Tech researchers unveil new method of fog harvesting to address global water shortages," 30 Mar. 2018 The award will fund research that examines how computationally intensive engineering and physics problems can be solved more quickly using new types of analog computers for electromagnetic, magnetohydrodynamic and fluid mechanic applications. Megan Becka, cleveland.com, "Ocius Technologies, the University of Akron receive $1.5M research grant," 11 June 2017 My own study of baseball aerodynamics began as a trap meant to lure my undergraduate students toward the beauty of fluid mechanics. Jenn Stroud Rossmann, The Atlantic, "The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball," 15 Sep. 2017 His colleague Bharathram Ganapathisubramani, a professor of experimental fluid mechanics at the University of Southampton and co-author on the paper, said that the back flipper scavenges the energy coming from the front flipper’s vortices. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "The Prehistoric Puzzle of How Plesiosaurs Swam Through the Oceans," 29 Aug. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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