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Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
Habib Ahmari, Ph.D., P.E. – Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington
Shah Md Imran Kabir – Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington
116 Pages

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Basic knowledge about fluid mechanics is required in various areas of water resources engineering such as designing hydraulic structures and turbomachinery. The applied fluid mechanics laboratory course is designed to enhance civil engineering students’ understanding and knowledge of experimental methods and the basic principle of fluid mechanics and apply those concepts in practice. The lab manual provides students with an overview of ten different fluid mechanics laboratory experiments and their practical applications. The objective, practical applications, methods, theory, and the equipment required to perform each experiment are presented. The experimental procedure, data collection, and presenting the results are explained in detail.


About the Publisher vii
About This Project ix
Acknowledgments xi
Experiment #1: Hydrostatic Pressure 3
Experiment #2: Bernoulli's Theorem Demonstration 13
Experiment #3: Energy Loss in Pipe Fittings 24
Experiment #4: Energy Loss in Pipes 33
Experiment #5: Impact of a Jet 43
Experiment #6: Orifice and Free Jet Flow 50
Experiment #7: Osborne Reynolds' Demonstration 59
Experiment #8: Free and Forced Vortices 66
Experiment #9: Flow Over Weirs 76
Experiment #10: Pumps 84
References 101
Links by Chapter 102
Image Credits 104