Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
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
1Understanding the general properties of fluids (viscosity, surface tension, capillarity).
2Understanding the fluid statics and hydrostatic pressure.
3Understanding of the fluid flow (Laminar, turbulence).
4Understanding of energy equations for steady flows of incompressible fluids (frictional flow).
5Calculating the friction losses in straight-line pipes (using Darcy-Weisbach equation) and fittings.
6To 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
Recommended Optional Programme Components
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
1The 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
2General properties of the fluids (density and viscosity)Guided question solving
3General properties of the fluids (surface tension and capillarity)Guided question solving
4The fluid statics. Pressure, pressure gauges (Bourdon manometers, absolute and gage manometers, pressure sensors, piezometer, U-tube)Guided question solving
5Hydrostatic forces on plane surface (vertical and horizontal) in fluid (in the example of tanks). Guided question solving
6Buoyancy and hydrometers, and application in agriculture.Guided question solving, discussion of homework questions
7Kinematics of fluid flows. Continuity equation in fluid flow in incompressible fluids. Flow rate measurement (flowmeters). Guided question solving
8Term exam
9Bernoulli's energy equations and applications (horizontal and vertical flows)Guided question solving
10Euler and Bernoulli's energy equations and applications (pump and turbine systems)Guided question solving
11The type of fluid flow (laminar and turbulent flow). Guided question solving
12Friction losses in straight line pipes. Guided question solving, discussion of homework questions
13Friction losses in pipe fittings (local head losses).Guided question solving
14Measurements of the flow rate and friction loss in straight line pipes and pipe fittings.Laboratory practice and discussion
15Evaluation of the pipes and flow characteristics in plant protection machines.Discussion
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems7214
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO15 5   
LO2535 4 
LO35 5 4 
LO45 4 4 
LO5554 4 
LO65 54  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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