MET212 Applied Fluid Mechanics

The objective of this course is to represent the basic principles of fluid mechanics and the application of those principles to practical, applied problems. Primary emphasis is on the topics of fluid statics, flow of fluids in piping systems, flow measurement, and forces developed by fluids in motion. The course is directed to anyone in a technical field where the ability to apply the principles of fluid mechanics is desirable. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130, PHY 136 Credits: 3 (3,0)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction and Nature of Fluids
  • Viscosity of Fluids
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Forces Due to Static Fluids
  • Buoyancy and Stability
  • Flow of Fluids and Bernoulli’s Equation
  • General Energy Equation
  • Reynolds Number, Laminar flow, Turbulent Flow
  • Flow Measurement and Forces Due to Fluids in Motion
  • Drag and Lift
  • Fans, Blowers, Compressors and the Flow of Gases
  • Flow of Air in Ducts and Energy Losses in Ducts