Fall 1998
Dr. Jess W. Everett
ROW335,   256-5326
Office Hours: M9-11 and any time my door is open

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Quiz and Test Schedule, Fall 1998
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Prerequisites (top)
Physics I and Math for Engineering Analysis II or equivalent

Text (top)
Franzini et al. (1997) Fluid Mechanics, WCB McGraw-Hill, NY, NY.

Goals (top)
The course deals with general fluid flow and with fluid flow in pipe systems. Topics covered in the area of general fluid flow include hydrostatics, laws of fluid motion, kinematics, dynamics, energy balance, and dimensionless groups. Topics covered in the area of pipe flow include incompressible flow, compressibility, pumps, viscosity, boundary layers, turbulence, and losses. The course includes appropriate laboratory experiments and computer applications.

Learning Activities (top)
Reading the text (before material is covered in class);  listening and responding to lecture (on materials not in the text, or that are difficult to understand);  watching demonstrations;  discussing important concepts;  reviewing examples from the textbook;  solving assigned problems in class and/or at home (singly and in groups);  and conducting experiments.

Evaluation (top)
Multiple choice quizzes cover your knowledge of the textbook.  These occur before material is covered in class.  The solutions to assigned problems are used to evaluate your ability to define and solve fluid mechanics problems.  Laboratory reports are graded to assess your ability to conduct experiments, perform the necessary calculations and write a report.  The exams test your comprehension of the course topics. They are closed notes and books.  You will be given any formulas, conversions, or fundamental facts.

Grading (top)
Grades in the course will be based on the ten point scale  (90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, etc.).  Depending upon class performance, the scale may be adjusted down, e.g., an 89 might be an A.  Points will be awarded according to the following percentages:
    Quizzes, Problems, Participation, Laboratory         30 %
    Semester Exam  (Test 1)                                         35 %
    Comprehensive Final Exam  (Test 2)                      35 %
It is possible to change the distribution, with agreement of all involved.

Turning in work (top)
To get full credit, you must have the correct answer and show appropriate work.  See the Homework Format and Grading document for the format to be used in preparing your homework and for help in interpreting grading.  Assignments are due by the beginning of the designated lecture period, unless otherwise indicated.  Late assignments can be turned in until solutions are posted, but will receive at least a 50 % grade reduction.  Some problems may require the use of spreadsheets or math solvers.  If you have ANY questions about a graded assignment, you must talk to me about it within a week of my return of the assignment to the class.  Please work together on assignments, but do not copy!

Laboratory (top)
Laboratory time is spent watching demonstrations and conducting formal and informal experiments.  Because much of the laboratory equipment is still on-order, this portion of the course will depend on equipment availability.  Additional lecture and class work will be substituted for laboratory, if necessary.

Schedule (top)
A tentative quiz and test schedule available.  Read the chapter before the quiz!

Disabilities (top)
Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so that we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunity.

Academic Misconduct (top)
You are encouraged to work together on assignments.  However, copying is not acceptable.  Copied assignments will receive a zero grade. Cheating on a test will cause the student to receive a zero grade, at a minimum.  If you are to miss an assignment due date, exam, quiz,  field trip, or laboratory session you must have a valid excuse and notify me prior to the event.

ASCE (top)
You are encouraged to join the American Society of Civil Engineers or other appropriate organization.  If you join (show me your membership card) and attend two on campus ASCE meetings, I will allow you to drop your lowest non-zero quiz grade.

Tentative Quiz and Test Schedule, Fall 1998 (top)
Quiz / Test
Quiz on Chapter 1:  Introduction
Quiz on Chapter 2:  Fluid Properties
Quiz on Chapter 3:  Statics
Quiz on Chapter 4:  Basic Fluid Flow
Quiz on Chapter 5:  Energy
Quiz on Chapter 6:  Momentum and Forces
Test on Chapters 1 to 5 
Quiz on Chapter 7:  Similitude and Dimensional Analysis
Quiz on Chapter 8:  Pressure Conduits, sections 1 - 16
Quiz on Chapter 8:  Pressure Conduits, sections 17 - 28
Test on Chapters 6, 7, 8
September 9
September 9
September 14
September 21
September 23
September 28
September 30
October 7
October 12
October 14
October 21
Last updated:  September 24, 1998

Home work assignments for Dr. E's Fluid Mechanics, Fall 98 (top)

Note:  Homework solutions are posted on a bulletin board across from my office

Study Guides and Test Review (top)

Two study guides for each chapter are provided.  The Chapter Question Guide contains a list of questions for each chapter.  Reviewing these questions before quiz-time should help you prepare.  The Chapter Review Guide contains a list of the concepts, variables, and relationships you should learn from each chapter.  Reviewing this guide could help for quizzes and tests.

Test 1 Review:  Know the following topics:  Viscosity, Surface Tension, Vapor Pressure, Pressure with Fluid Height, Absolute and Gage Pressures, Barometers, Pressure Measuring Devices, Force on Plane Areas, Center of Pressure, Force on Curved Areas, Buoyancy and Stability, Types of Flow, Flow Rates, Mean Velocity, Equation of Continuity, Velocity and Acceleration Fields, General Energy Equation, Bernoulli's Equation, Relationship between internal energy and temperature, Stagnation pressure, Head, Power, Cavitation, Energy and Hydraulic Grade Lines.  Definitely do not study sections: 2.8, 2.9, 4.10, 5.16-5.19.

Grades (top)

Review your grades at any time.  (You need to know your ID name.)

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