          Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits ZTM302 FLUID MECHANICS Elective 1 2 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is; learning the general fluid mechanics applications, to understand some properties of fluids, to be able to understand flow velocity, flow rate, friction losses for steady flows of in-compressible fluids in straight-line pipes and pipe fittings and to understand the applications of fluid mechanics in the field of plant protection machines.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Vedat DEMİR, Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Hüseyin YÜRDEM
Learning Outcomes
 1 Understanding the general properties of fluids (viscosity, surface tension, capillarity). 2 Understanding the fluid statics and hydrostatic pressure. 3 Understanding of the fluid flow (Laminar, turbulence). 4 Understanding of energy equations for steady flows of incompressible fluids (frictional flow). 5 Calculating the friction losses in straight-line pipes (using Darcy-Weisbach equation) and fittings. 6 To be able to understand the general structure and flow characteristics of pipe network in plant protection machines.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General terms, general properties of the fluids (density, viscosity, surface tension and capillarity). The fluid statics and hydrostatic forces. Equation of continuity. Energy considerations in steady flows. Energy considerations in steady flows. Energy equation for steady flows of in-compressible fluids (Bernoulli’s theorem) and applications. Friction losses in straight line pipes. Friction losses in pipe fittings. The pipe network and flow characteristics in plant protection machines.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 The history of fluid mechanics, the importance of fluid mechanics and overview of implementation in plant protection machines and spraying in agriculture. Useful approaches in solving of fluid mechanics questions. Introduction + Discussion of solution techniques 2 General properties of the fluids (density and viscosity) Guided question solving 3 General properties of the fluids (surface tension and capillarity) Guided question solving 4 The fluid statics. Pressure, pressure gauges (Bourdon manometers, absolute and gage manometers, pressure sensors, piezometer, U-tube) Guided question solving 5 Hydrostatic forces on plane surface (vertical and horizontal) in fluid (in the example of tanks). Guided question solving 6 Buoyancy and hydrometers, and application in agriculture. Guided question solving, discussion of homework questions 7 Kinematics of fluid flows. Continuity equation in fluid flow in incompressible fluids. Flow rate measurement (flowmeters). Guided question solving 8 Term exam 9 Bernoulli's energy equations and applications (horizontal and vertical flows) Guided question solving 10 Euler and Bernoulli's energy equations and applications (pump and turbine systems) Guided question solving 11 The type of fluid flow (laminar and turbulent flow). Guided question solving 12 Friction losses in straight line pipes. Guided question solving, discussion of homework questions 13 Friction losses in pipe fittings (local head losses). Guided question solving 14 Measurements of the flow rate and friction loss in straight line pipes and pipe fittings. Laboratory practice and discussion 15 Evaluation of the pipes and flow characteristics in plant protection machines. Discussion 16 Final exam
Çengel Y.A. and J.M. Cimbala. 2008. Akışkanlar Mekaniği Temelleri ve Uygulamaları. 1.Baskıdan Çeviri, (Editör; T. Engin, Editör Yardımcıları; H. R. Öz, H. Küçük, Ş. Çeşmeci). Güven Bilimsel, İzmir Güven Kitabevi, İzmir
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None 