Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ME 270 - Fluid Mechanics

Credit Hours: 2

An approach to the basic principles of fluid mechanics including hydrostatic pressure, Bernoulli equation, continuity equation, friction in pipes and ducts, pressure loss in fluids, conservation of momentum and flow devises.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course & lab, the student will be able to:

  • understand basic laws governing fluids, including conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and pressure drop concepts;
  • select the proper formulas to solve fundamental problems in fluid (liquid and gas) mechanics;
  • identify the empirical value of basic fluid properties from graphs, charts, tables, and find friction factor from the Moody’s diagram to calculate pressure drop;
  • solve problems using the General Energy Equation problems for flow, elevation, pressure, velocity, power added (pumps) or extracted (turbines), and head losses both major and minor;
  • running experiments and taking practical data from fluid apparatus; and
  • writing technical report.

Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125
Concurrent Registration: ME 271 or permission of the instructor.
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