Courses of Study 2014-2015 
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4272 - Fluids/Heat Transfer Laboratory

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisites: MAE 3230 , MAE 3240 . Fulfills technical communication requirement.


Laboratory exercises in fluid mechanics and the thermal sciences. Measurements of flame temperature, pressure, heat transfer, viscosity, lift and drag, fluid-flow rate, effects of turbulence, airfoil stall, flow visualization, and spark ignition engine performance. Instrumentation, techniques and analysis, and interpretation of results. Biweekly written assignments with extensive feedback.

Outcome 1: Students will have had experience in performing diverse experiments in fluid mechanics and the thermal sciences; extensive analysis of data.

Outcome 2: Be familiar with instrumentation for fluids and thermal science experiments.

Outcome 3: Have had experience in applying concepts from junior-year fluid mechanics and heat transfer classes.

Outcome 4: Be able to analyze experimental results and their uncertainties, and interpret them; and also to communicate these interpretations effectively.

Outcome 5: Be able to use graphics and words to present and discuss experimental results effectively.

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