Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ME 274 - Fluid Mechanics/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

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

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

  • understand and discuss basic laws governing fluids, including conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and pressure drop concepts;
  • select the proper formulas to solve and analyze fundamental problems in fluid (liquid & gas) mechanics;
  • identify and apply the empirical value of basic fluid properties from graphs, charts, tables, and find friction factor from the Moody’s diagram to calculate and obtain pressure drop;
  • solve and analyze problems using the Bernoulli energy equation and summing up the related portions of energy due elevation, pressure, velocity, pumps, turbines, and head losses;
  • run experiments and take practical data from fluid apparatus to demonstrate and justify the validity of the related theories; and
  • create valuable technical reports using charts and graphs, which would demonstrate the relationship between different factors and would come up with an explanation, and justification of related theories.

Prerequisites: MT 121/MT 125 or permission of instructor. ME 114