Course Description :

Introductory course in fluid mechanics. Includes concepts and measurements of fluid properties; computing hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces on hydraulic structures; computing fluid pressures, discharges, and velocities; and determining energy losses in pipe flows. Course includes conducting hydraulic laboratory experiments and demonstrations, analyzing and interpreting collected data, and preparing technical laboratory reports. Emphasizes the fundamentals of effective interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills for technical civil engineering reports.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Evaluate and use fluid properties.
  • Compute hydrostatic forces on hydraulic structures.
  • Evaluate pressure, flow rate, and velocity in pipe systems and open channels.
  • Evaluate hydrodynamic forces on hydraulic structures.
  • Determine the energy characteristics of pipe flows including head loss and pumps.
  • Analyze and interpret data from hydraulic experiments conducted in the lab.
  • Work as a member of a team to prepare technical laboratory reports.
  • Recognize the ethical responsibilities related to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting engineering data.
Course Prerequisite :
C- or better in ESM 2104 and CEE 2804
Hours & Credits :
3H, 2L, 4C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring