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WTM 215
Basic Fluid Dynamics of Piping Systems


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
Basic Fluid Dynamics of Piping Systems is an introduction to the fundamental principles and characteristics of liquid fluids, including water, fuels, and chemicals. Emphasis is placed on the properties and definitions of fluid mechanics, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, fluid flow, and the basic measurement of fluids through orifices and pipes. The coursework covers types of materials and fittings used in piping systems. The management, maintenance, and alteration of piping systems will also be included.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Define piping terminology.
  • Apply the correct terminology when identifying components.
  • Evaluate pressure, height relationships.
  • Apply basic fluid principles to piping systems.
  • Evaluate, friction, velocity, and area relationships.
  • Demonstrate proper use of meters and instrumentation.
  • Apply Bernoulli's Principle to piping systems.
  • Analyze and evaluate the four head criteria which contribute to Total Dynamic Head (TDH).

  • Course Topics
  • Industry Standard Safety Practices.
  • Mathematics for Basics Fluid Dynamics.
  • Specific weight, specific gravity of fluids.
  • Pressure height relationships.
  • Water supply systems.
  • Flow velocity and area relationships.
  • Piping materials and fittings.
  • Velocity, elevation, pressure, friction head considerations.
  • Total dynamic head calculations for piping systems.
  • The use of valves and meters.
  • Conservation of Energy (Bernoulli's principle).
  • Flow measurement in orifices and pipes.

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.