Fluid Flow Fundamentals, 6 PDH
(Fundamentals of Fluid Flow)

Fundamentals of Fluid Flow, 6 PDH

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Fundamentals of Fluid Flow

Course Highlights

Fluid flow is an important part of many industrial processes. This course cover fundamental approaches to fluid flow calculations and analysis, with emphasis on fluid flow in piping systems and the use of pumps in those systems. the course includes coverage of the continuity equation, laminar & turbulent flow, Bernoulli's equation, head loss, natural circulation, two-phase fluid flow, and centrifugal pumps

This course is intended for civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, and industrial engineers, as well as anyone who works with fluids flowing in pipes. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about fundamental fluid flow principles and calculations.

In this course, you need to review the material in the file, "Fundamentals of Fluid Flow", which is composed of Volume 3: Fluid Flow, of the U.S. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: DOE-HDBK-1012/3-92.

Upon completing your review of the course material, you need to take a multiple choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document. 80% correct is required for a quiz passing grade.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

  • Be familiar with standard terminology used in fluid flow
  • Be able to use the continuity equation in fluid flow calculations
  • Be able to use fluid heads, like velocity head, pressure head, pump head, and frictional loss head, in fluid flow calculations
  • Be able to use the Bernoulli equation in fluid flow calculations
  • Know the difference between natural and forced convection
  • Know the three basic types of two-phase flow
  • Be able to describe the phenomenon of water hammer
  • Be able to describe the effect of changing pump speed on system flow and pump head
  • Be able to describe the effect of adding pumps in parallel on system flow and pump head
  • Be able to describe the effect of adding pumps in series on system flow and pump head

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Course Author Profile: Harlan Bengson, Ph, PE