City College of San Francisco
Course Outline of Record
Course Status: Active
I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
A. Approval Date  February 2016 
B. Effective Semester  Fall 2016 
C. Department  Engineering & Technology 
D. Course Number  ET 130 
E. Course Title  Applied Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineering Technology 
F. Course Outline Originator  Keith Mueller 
F. CoContributor(s): 
Hitesh Soneji
Vishal Bakshi

G. Department Chairperson  Hitesh Soneji 
H. Dean  David Yee 
II. COURSE SPECIFICS
A. Hours 
Lecture:
52.5
Homework:
105
Total Hours:
157.5

B. Units  3 
C. Prerequisite  None 
Corequisite  None 
Pre/Corequisite  None 
Advisory  None 
Advisory Pre/Corequisite  None 
D. Course Justification  Provides engineering students with varying backgrounds and work experience the opportunity to learn the basic concepts of air conditioning, refrigeration, and engineering plumbing systems. Emphasis is on practical engineering problems to prepare students for employment in the HVAC or plumbing industry. 
E. Field Trips  No 
F. Method of Grading  Only Letter 
G. Repeatability  Course is not repeatable 
III. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
An introduction to fluid statics and the basic laws of fluid flow; conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Applications of the
basic laws to internal and external incompressible flow, including specific topics in pipe flow systems, centrifugal pumps and fans,
streamlining, fluid flow meters, psychometrics of air and watervapor mixtures, and basic elements of air conditioning. Use of psychometric instruments and psychometric charts to graphically analyze processes.
IV. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
 Describe the assumptions and boundary conditions used to solve fluid flow problems
 Describe psychometric processes involved in airconditioning and heating systems, including cooling, dehumidifying, heating, and humidifying
 Relate engineering principles of fluid statics and fluid dynamics to piping systems in buildings, including plumbing and heating systems
 Design and select the proper equipment and pipe sizes for fluid systems in buildings
V. CONTENTS
 Fluids
 The nature of fluids
 Viscosity of fluids
 Pressure measurements
 Properties of water
 Properties of steam
 General energy equation
 Reynolds number
 Fluid flow (closed circuit, laminar, turbulent)F
 Forces due to static fluids
 Gases under pressure
 Horizontal flat surfaces under liquids
 Rectangular walls
 Submerged plane areas
 Forces on a submerged curved surface
 Pressure effects above fluid surfaces
 Plumbing Systems
 Buoyancy
 Fluid flow
 Friction losses
 Minor losses
 Series pipe lines
 Parallel pipe lines
 Open channel flow
 Pumps
 Steam hydraulic systems
 Flow measurement
 Variable head meters
 Variable area meters
 Turbine flowmeter
 Vortex flowmeter
 Magnetic flowmeter
 Ultrasonic flowmeters
 Positive displacement meters
 Mass flow measurement
 Velocity probes
 Drag and lift
 Drag force equation
 Pressure drag
 Drag coefficient
 Friction drag on spheres in laminar flow
 Compressibility effects and cavitation
 Fans, blowers, compressors, and the flow of gases
 Gas flow rates and pressures
 Classification of fans, blowers, and compressors
 Flow of compressed air and other gases in pipes
 Flow of air and other gases through nozzles
 HVAC systems
 Psychometric tables
 Psychometric charts
 Psychometric calculations
 Evaporative cooling
 Humidification and dehumidication
 Instruments for measurements of psychometric properties
 Effective temperatures
 Environment design considerations
 Cooling and dehumidification coils
 Principles of reheat
 Air mixtures
 Outside mixtures
 Outside air
 Recirculated air
 By pass
 Computer program of psychometric chart and psychometric processes
VI. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY
 Assignments
 Inclass activity: Participation in class discussions on aspects of applied fluid dynamics and approaches to solving fluid dynamics problems. For example, describe the variation of viscosity with temperature for both liquids and gases. Further examples are specifying the desired size of pipe or tubing for carrying a given flow rate of fluid at a specified velocity, computing the average velocity of flow in noncircular cross sections, and describe the general characteristics of fans, blowers, and compressors.
 Inclass activity: Small group discussion and analysis of course content such as sizing flowmeters for pipe systems in buildings. Another example would be calculating the flow of compressed air through an HVAC application.
 Inclass activity: In class computer exercises of fluid flow and psychometric chart processes
 Outofclass assignment: Textbook readings covering topics in course content such as Bernoulli’s equation, Reynolds number, laminar flow, turbulent flow and energy losses due to friction
 Outofclass assignment: Problem sets covering topics in course content that progressively develop skills in applied fluid mechanics problems. For example, determining how the Reynolds number is directly proportional to velocity & inversely proportional to viscosity. Another example would be calculating one, two and three dimensional steady flows of compressible and incompressible fluid in pipes and channels.
 Evaluation
 Exams/Quizzes/Tests: Biweekly quizzes to measure student's understanding of the concepts associated with the assigned topics. For example, calculate the minimum gage pressure required at a horizontal section of pipe discharging at atmospheric pressure. Or how to formulate a sensible heating or cooling process that involves the increase or decrease in the temperature of air without changing its humidity ratio.
 Exams/Quizzes/Tests: A written midterm exam to measure student's overall understanding of the concepts as well as analytical skills to solve applied fluid mechanics problems. For example, calculating the difference in pressure in an incompressible fluid across a a pipe reduction, or calculating minimum gauge pressure in the mains for an incompressible fluid to reach a proscribed height.
 Final Assessment: A comprehensive written final exam to measure student's overall understanding of the concepts as well as analytical skills to solve applied fluid mechanics problems. For example, calculate the Reynolds number when the laminar flow of a Newton ian fluid ceases to exist. Or calculate using the psychrometric chart, the dry bulb temperature and humidity ratio of mixed air from a service operation.
 Other: Problem sets are evaluated based on choosing the correct method of solution and the clarity and completeness of the problem presentation. The student must show all steps clearly and all formulas used.
 Representative Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials
 Robert L. Mott and Joseph A. Untener. 2014. Applied Fluid Mechanics, 7th Edition. Prentice Hall.
 Scientific calculator
 Website: The Engineering Toolbox
VII. TITLE 5 CLASSIFICATION
CREDIT/DEGREE APPLICABLE (meets all standards of Title 5. Section 55002(a))
CREDIT/DEGREE APPLICABLE (meets all standards of Title 5. Section 55002(a))