EAS718 Gas and fluid mechanics

Code EAS718
Name Gas and fluid mechanics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty
Academic staff Gatis Bažbauers
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Basic hydrostatics. Differential equations of hydrostatics. Hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Dimensional analysis of flow mechanics. Ideal and real fluid flow in pipes and along the plate. Pipe flow calculations. Experiments in hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Flow mechanics in heat-using plants and processes.
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Learn the theoretical foundations of mechanics of liquids and gases to be able to formulate a task, choose the most appropriate solution methods and to identify solutions for environmental engineering problems related to hydrostatics, for fluid and gas flows in pipelines, for various energy conversion devices, for pollutant and emission treatment plants, for chemical technology equipment, as well as for open streams
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to describe the physical properties of liquids and experimentally determine the fluid viscosity. - Examination: Laboratory work, test Assessment criteria: accomplished laboratory work No.1, accomplished test.
To be able to describe the fluid flow regime, based on laboratory studies or calculations. - Examination: Laboratory work, practical works, course work, test Assessment criteria: accomplished laboratory work No.2 and practical works No.5, successful defense of course work, accomplished test.
To be able to determine the pressure losses in the pipeline and the coefficients of minor loss using experimental measurements and calculations. - Examination: Laboratory work, practical works, course work, test Assessment criteria: accomplished labor. work No.3 and practical works No.6, 7, successful defense of course work, accomplished test.
To be able to describe the fluid flow process through orifices and nozzles, and make hydraulic shock calculations. - Examination: Laboratory work, practical work, test Assessment criteria: accomplished laboratory work No.4 and practical work No.8, accomplished test.
Able to use Euler’s and Bernoulli’s equations for practical calculations. - Examination: Practical and course work, test Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.1-4, successful defense of course work and accomplished test.
Course prerequisites Mathematics, physics

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