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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 the math and related knowledge needed to design and troubleshoot basic systems. Interactive hands-on demonstrations of concepts are included throughout the course. Recommended: WTM 112, WTM 221, WTM 205, and/or EST 106.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain industry standard safety procedures.
  • Define piping terminology.
  • Apply the correct terminology when identifying system components.
  • Calculate and analyze relationships between pressure, height, friction, velocity, and area.
  • Apply basic fluid dynamics principles to piping systems.
  • Use meters and instrumentation to perform measurements.
  • Apply Bernoulli's Principle to piping systems.
  • Analyze and evaluate the four factors 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 and height relationships.
  • Water supply systems.
  • Flow velocity and area relationships.
  • Piping materials and fittings.
  • Velocity, elevation, pressure, and 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.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 215
    Fall 2016
    1328
    Jason Selwitz
    WTM 215
    Fall 2016
    5117
    Jason Selwitz
    WTM 215
    Fall 2015
    1328
    Jason Selwitz
    WTM 215
    Fall 2015
    5117
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

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