Purdue University Calumet School of Technology Course Syllabus

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Purdue University Calumet

School of Technology

Course Syllabus


MET 31300


Applied Fluid Mechanics


Credits and Contact Hours:




Credit 3, Class 3, Lab. 0, Contact Hours 3





Instructor’s or Course Coordinator’s Name:

Gregory Neff, PE


Text Book,
Title, Author and Year:

Applied Fluid Mechanics,
6
th

Edition

by

Robert L Mott, Prentice Hall


Introduction to the Course:

a.

Catalog Description (2010
-
2011 Academic Catalog):

The fundamental principles of fluid mechanics are developed, including properties
of fluid, pressure
hydrostatics, dynamics of fluid flow, friction losses, and sizing of pipes. Emphasis is on problem
solving.

b.

Prerequisites or co
-
requisites:

Prerequisite: MET 23000 and MA 22200

c.

Required course.


Specific Goals to the Course:

a)

General E
ducation Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:


1.

Understand the fundamental concepts and properties of fluids. (1.1, a, b, c, f).

2.

Know the equations of hydrostatics, Archimedes principle and their application. (1.1, 1.2, a,

b, c, f).

3.

Apply the conservation equations and Bernoulli equation to problems in fluid flow. (1.1, 1.2, a, b, c, f).

4.

Use laminar & turbulent flow regimes to calculate head or pressure loss in fluid flow systems. (1.1, 1.2,
a, b, c, f).

5.

Demonstrate how to size circular pipes and non
-
circular sections. (1.1, 1.2, a, b, c, f).

6.

Demonstrate the ability to calculate energy or pressure losses in HVAC ducting. (1.1, 1.
2, a, b, c, f).



b)

Criteria 3 Student Outcomes:

This course covers items a, b, c, and f in ABET Criteria 3.




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MET 31300
-

Fluid Mechanics



Course Delivery Methods (check all that apply):



X Lecture X Other (Blackboard Vista contains course materials such as handouts and is used for
assessment)



Factors Used to Determine the Course Grade (check all that apply):


X Homework X Exams X Class Participation


X How th
e final grade is determined:


3 tests



75%

Homework, Class Participation and

Attendance



25%


Brief List of Topics to be Covered:




1.

Nature of Fluids.


2.

Viscosity of Fluids

3.

Pressure Measurement.

4.

Forces due to Static Fluids.

5.

Buoyancy and Stability.

6.

Flow o
f Fluids and Bernoulli’s Equation.

7.

General Energy Equation.

8.

Reynolds Number, Laminar Flow, Turbulent Flow, & Energy Losses Due to Friction.

9.

Velocity profiles for Circular sections and Flow in Noncircular Sections.

10.

Minor Losses.

11.

Series Pipeline Systems.

12.

Par
allel Pipeline Systems.

13.

Drag and Lift.

14.

Flow of Air in Ducts.





















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