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ME 271 - Lab for ME 270

Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory work involves fluid mechanic experiments, the related calculations, utilization of computer analysis and writing reports. The lab activities complement the course topics and enhance the learning process.

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;
  • set up and operate laboratory equipment pertaining to fluid mechanics theory, running experiments and taking practical data from fluid apparatus; and
  • writing technical reports.

Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125 or permission of the instructor.
Concurrent Registration: ME 270 or permission of the instructor.
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