NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ES 2330 - Fluid Dynamics

This course Introduces the fundamental aspects of fluid mechanics. Topics include hydrostatics, buoyancy, Bernoulli equation, Reynolds transport theorem, Navier-Stokes equations, pressure drop in piping systems, analysis of dimensionless groups and evaluation of centrifugal pumps.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

MATH 2210 Calc III and CHEM 1020 Genl Chemistry I with C or better; ES 2120 Dynamics or PHYS 1310 College Physics I, with C or better

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of  ES 2330 Fluid Dynamics, the student will:

  1. Define important fluid properties and behavior characteristics.
  2. Identify some widely used instruments for measuring fluid properties, behavior, and flow.
  3. Apply hydrostatic and buoyancy equations to solve problems.
  4. Apply Bernoulli equation to solve problems.
  5. Utilize Reynolds transport theorem, including the conservation of mass, linear momentum, and energy equation, to solve engineering applications.
  6. Apply Navier-Stokes equations in appropriate engineering applications to solve problems.
  7. Employ Buckingham π Theorem and dimensionless group analysis.
  8. Analyze fluid flow in enclosed conduits.
  9. Analyze external flow in a variety of systems.
  10. Evaluate various turbomachines, including centrifugal pumps.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of ES 2330 Fluid Dynamics, the student will:

Engineering AS

PO#1 Incorporate technology appropriately in addressing engineering applications.

PO#2 Design an experimental method to solve a real world problem with adjustments based on results.

PO#3 Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering that includes differential equations, calculus-based physics, and chemistry.

PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

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