MMI101 Fluid Mechanics

Code MMI101
Name Fluid Mechanics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Faculty
Academic staff Ēriks Geriņš, Guntis Strautmanis, Kalvis Kravalis, Guntis Pikurs, Andris Priževaitis
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Subject gives an overview of the basic questions about liquid and gas flows and the most sufficient calculation model choice. Different kinds of flow are viewed and various processes in nature and machine industry fluid circuits are explained. .
Subject explains how real fluid circuits work. Mostly pneumatic and hydraulic circuits for movement and force generating are overviewed. Components of these circuits are analyzed and properties of those components are viewed. Parameters and calculation principles of hydraulic circuits are shown. Hydraulic circuits for movement generation are analyzed..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to give the knowledge about calculation principles for different kinds of flows at different circumstances. Knowledge about different pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and their components is given. During the training process students gain knowledge about theory of flow calculation, and main principles of hydraulic and pneumatic circuit work.They gain abilities to calculate and assess hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. After the course student is able to create hydraulic circuit for movement generation.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student must have knowledge in basic questions of liquid and gas flow calculation – correct choice of mathematic model, identification of different types of flow, finding the roots of different phenomenon in nature and machine industry equipment. - Methods of result evaluation: exam. Criteria: student can connect questions of flow mechanics theory with calculation methods.
Student must be able to find appropriate method to calculate laminar and turbulent flows in channels with a different shape, to evaluate the influence of local resistances to the qualitative and quantitative parameters of the flow and do calculations of simple hydraulic circuit. - Methods of result evaluation: exam. Criteria: student can connect questions of flow mechanics theory with calculation methods.
Student must recognize components of the hydraulic and pneumatic conduits, their work principles and properties. Student has to have knowledge to create hydraulic circuit with necessary properties. Student also must recognize already built hydraulic circuits. - Methods of result evaluation: practical work, exam. Criteria: Student recognizes components of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, their characteristics and can characterize their use and working principles. Student is able to design hydraulic circuit, which corresponds to the given data.
Must have knowledge to chose and calculate working parameters of hydraulic circuits. - Methods of result evaluation: practical work, exam. Criteria: can choose and calculate necessary working and constructive parameters of hydraulic components.
Course prerequisites Material rigidity, thermodynamics, physics

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