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IME 3840 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics


Catalog Description:

Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, friction loss and fluid power system. Laboratory practices in hydraulic system behavior and fluid power applications.

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

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)


Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2

 

Performance Criteria Measured1

Understand fluid properties and their effect in performance of fluid power applications. b, c  

 

Understand fundamental concepts of fluid statics, fluid dynamics and energy balance. a*  

A4: Understands the use of scientific principles in engineering systems.

Understand features and function of basic fluid power system components. c*  

C1: Gathers and uses data to assess process and product quality

Acquire analytical skills necessary for solving fluid power system design and analysis problems. b  

 

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Textbooks:

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

References

Esposito, A., Fluid Power with Applications, 7th edition, Prentice Hall, 2009.


Course Coordinator:

Alamgir Choudhury
Western Michigan University
F-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3357
Email: alamgir.choudhury@wmich.edu


Revision Date: Summer 2011

 

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