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IME 2840 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

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Catalog Description:

Fluid properties; fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow; flow in pipes.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2810, PHYS 1130/1140.

Credits: 2 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 to 0)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  • Basic understanding of mechanics and heat - PHYS 1130 and PHYS 1140
  • Basic understanding of exponential function, differential and integral calculus - MATH 1220

Course Objectives:

  1. Characterize fluids by properties and identify ideal and non-ideal fluid dynamic situations (a)
  2. Solve problems related to static interaction fluid-structure (a,e)
  3. State, explain and apply the concepts of balance of mass and energy (a,e)
  4. Calculate frictional losses in piping systems (a,e,k)
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the Energy Equation by implementing it in a computer program. (a,c,e,g,k)

(Letter in parenthesis refers to the ABET-TAC criteria)

Performance Criteria:

Student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in balancing energy equations using the principles of the first and second laws. [1,2,3,4]
  2. Know how the ideal gas law can be applied to find state properties and work in multiple step processes. [1,2,3,4]
  3. Know how to use tables to determine substance properties in liquid, saturation, and superheat conditions. [1,2,3,4]
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of heat transfer. [1,2,3,4]

(Numbers in brackets are the evaluation methods listed in previous section)


Mott, R. L., Applied Fluid Mechanics, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2006.

Course Coordinator:

Alamgir Choudhury, Ph.D.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
F-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3357

Revision Date: Spring 2009


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