Course Number & Name:  MET 215 Fluid Mechanics

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:   5.0         Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  3.0               Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in PHY 101
Concurrent Courses: Grades of “C” or better in MTH 114 or placement

Course Description:  This course covers the basic concepts and applications of fluid systems, including essentials of fluid properties, fluid statics, Bernoulli’s Theorem, fluid measurements, and losses through flow in pipes. The laboratory work will deal with models and operational systems as well as exercises involving the underlying principles of hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the nature of fluids and analyze fluid mechanics systems;
  2. explain and measure the viscosity of fluids;
  3. explain and perform pressure measurement;
  4. explain forces due to static fluids;
  5. describe and analyze buoyancy and stability;
  6. describe the flow of fluids and calculate related characteristics;
  7. explain and apply the general energy equation;
  8. explain minor losses in fluid systems;
  9. describe open channel flow and calculate related characteristics; and
  10. compute forces due to fluids in motion.


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