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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