NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
MEC 265 - FLUID MECHANICS (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studies properties of fluids and fluid flow, Bernoulliís theorem, measuring devices, viscosity and dimensional analysis. Emphasizes pumps, piping, and fluid motors. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To provide student with a basic understanding of fluid systems and their design.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Ability to solve engineering static problems. Prerequisite is MTH 163-164 or MTH 166 or instructor's permission.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The student will be able to solve basic engineering problems in fluid mechanics.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

    1. Properties of Fluids
    2. Fluid Pressure and Measurement
    3. Forces on Submerge Areas
    4. Bouyancy
    5. Fluid Flow
    6. Bernoulliís Equation
    7. Energy Equation
    8. Viscous Flow (Laminar and Turbulent Flow)
    9. Frictional and Minor Losses
    10. Piping Systems
    11. Pumps
    12. Open Channel Flow
    13. Lift and Drag
Revised 4/02

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