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Fluid Mechanics

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 3104
Section Number
MENG 3104
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
MY 136
Days & Times

Lecture: MWF 10:00 am to 10:50 am

Lab: M, 11A,T, 11B,R, 11C all @ 1:30 to 3:20 PM  

Professor
Dr. M. Salim Azzouz (view Profile)
Course Objectives

The students are expected to master these learning objectives:

  

  • Determine the dimensions and units of physical properties
  • Calculate the hydrostatic pressure on a plane submerged surface
  • Use Bernoulli equation to solve simple flow problems
  • Identify various flow characteristics based on the velocity field
  • Apply conservation of mass and energy and Newton’s second law of motion to the contents of a finite control volume to get important equations
  • Determine various kinematic elements of the flow given the velocity field
  • Apply the Buckingham Pi theorem
  • Calculate losses in straight portions of pipes
  • Write formal and informal engineering reports
  • Work as a part of a team
Course Expectations

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

MENG 2203 (Thermodynamics). Co-Requisite: MENG 3123 (Measurements and Instrumentation, formerly 3223) and Math 3433 (Differential Equations).

 OTHER PREREQUISITES

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, MS Word, hand calculator, simple data analysis.

 

Lecture Format

This course consists of a three 50-minutes sessions and two hours lab per week. The three hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. The other two hours will be dedicated to lab experiments, result analysis, and lab reports. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, students will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on their own to further their understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly recommended and rewarded.

Exams

There will be two midterm exams plus one final exam at the end of the semester. Each exam is based on two testing parts. A Theoretical part (closed book) designed to test the students’ ability to master the taught materials. This testing part includes textbook questions and short problems. A 8.5”x11” sheet is allowed for personal notes. A practical part (open book) is designed to test the students’ ability to analyze and solve a set of problems on their own. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams. You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for a major and acceptable reason you are unable to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance in writing and give a valid proof of your absence. The instructor will give then a make-up exam toward the end of the semester. The examination materials for the make-up exam may be very different from the ones given in regular exams. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the exam, their grade will be 0%. It is absolutely forbidden during the exam session to use cell phones and/or other electronic devices with the exception of a simple hand calculator.

Homework & Quizzes

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class, 20% of the grade. Once class starts, homework will still be accepted for a grace period of 48 hours, 10% of the grade. After the grace period, homework will be accepted till the end of the semester, 0% of the grade. A quiz on the homework will be graded between 0% and 80 %. The goal of the quizzes is to encourage the students to study the course materials and do the homework by themselves. Quizzes will consist of true/false, multiple choice types of questions and/or short problems related to the current homework. You are expected to take these quizzes on scheduled dates and times specified by the instructor. However, if for a major reason you are unable to do so, then you must provide the instructor with a valid written excuse. For those who missed quizzes with a valid reason, the instructor will then give a make-up quiz at the end of the semester. The examination materials for the make-up quiz may be very different from the missed one. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the quizzes, their grade will be 0%. It is absolutely forbidden during the quiz session to use cell phones and/or other electronic devices with the exception of a simple hand calculator. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework and quiz copy, written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

Lab Reports

Lab reports are based on the materials studied in class, or presented during lab sessions. For lab guidelines, instructions, and rules, the students are referred to the labs instructor: Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

  • Plan on spending at least 6 hours outside of class to study the material and to work on homework assignments, and lab experiments. Do not wait until the last day to start working on your report, or prepare for the exam.
  • Read the course material before coming to class.
  • Utilize the office hours throughout the semester to seek explanations from the instructor.
  • Use engineering paper for all homework assignments and exams. Use a systematic approach to solve problems. If a problem involves drawing a graph, use Excel, Matlab, or any other graphic software tool to draw the graph. In engineering, neatness is a must, not a luxury. Be advised that you will be penalized for a lack of neatness.
  • You are strongly encouraged to study in group. Time to time a lab partner will be randomly selected for you.

 

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES AT MSU

Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities (EURECA) is a program that provides opportunities for undergraduates to engage in high-quality research and creative activities with faculty. EURECA provides incentives and funding through a system that supports faculty and students in a cooperative research process. For more information contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, (940) 397-6275 or by sending a message to eureca@mwsu.edu or better yet, stop by the UGR office located in the atrium of the Clark Student Center, room 161. Information and resources are available at www.mwsu.edu/eureca.

 

COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (CUR)

To support undergraduate research and creative activities, Midwestern State University holds an enhanced institutional membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  This institutional membership includes unlimited memberships for any interested faculty, staff, and students. Students may find information on benefits and resources at www.cur.org/resources/for_students and may sign up at members.cur.org/members_online/members/newmember.asp. The CUR Undergraduate Resources Webpage contains:

 

•           Research Opportunities

•           Presentation Opportunities

•           Undergraduate Research Journals

•           CUR-Sponsored Student Events

•           The Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

•           And more!

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND SUMMER WORKSHOP (UGROW)

Like EURECA, UGROW provides opportunities for students to conduct research with faculty.  However, the research occurs in the summer. For five weeks UGROW students experience the authenticity of scientific research in faculty’s laboratories, in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Students work on projects of their choice and present their findings at the end of program and the MSU Undergraduate Research Forum.  Faculty members publicize research projects in the spring.  The application deadline for UGROW 2016 is has not been established yet; however, it will be in the spring.  Information and resources are available at www.mwsu.edu/ugrow.

 

 

 

Grading Standards

Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the scores earned in the two mandatory partial exams, the mandatory final exam, the average score earned in the homework and quizzes, the average score earned in the lab reports, and the class attendance, participation, and attitude score earned by the student. The first exam contributes 10%, the second exam contributes 20%, the final exam contributes 30%, homework average contributes 10%, lab reports average contributes 20%, and class attendance, participation, and attitude, contribute 10%, for a total of 100%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 X = 0.10 x exam1 score + 0.20 x exam 2 score + 0.30 x final exam score + 0.10 x (homework + quizzes average scores) + 0.20 x (lab report average score) + 0.10 x (participation/attitude/attendance scores) = 100%.

The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from the following grade levels:

 

Value of X (in %) 90 - 100 80 - 89 70 - 79 60 - 69 <60
Letter Grade A B C D F

 

Final Exam 12/13/2017 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Submission Format Policy

Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments, lab reports, quizzes, and exams. They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.

Exams, Homework, Labs, and Quizzes

Each student must use the format posted on D2L.

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Exams

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for a major and acceptable reason you are unable to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance in writing and give a valid proof of your absence. The instructor will give then a make-up exam toward the end of the semester. The examination materials for the make-up exam may be very different from the ones given in regular exams. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the exam, their grade will be 0%.

Homework abd Quizzes

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class, 20% of the grade. Once class starts, homework will still be accepted for a grace period of 48 hours, 10% of the grade. After the grace period, homework will be accepted till the end of the semester, 0% of the grade. A quiz on the homework will be graded between 0% and 80 %. You are expected to take these quizzes on scheduled dates and times specified by the instructor. However, if for a major reason you are unable to do so, then you must provide the instructor with a valid written excuse. For those who missed quizzes with a valid reason, the instructor will then give a make-up quiz at the end of the semester. The examination materials for the make-up quiz may be very different from the missed one. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the quizzes, their grade will be 0%.

Lab Reports

See attendance policy with Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi.  

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend class and lab sessions on regular basis and are responsible for class notes, and missed exams while being absent. A 0.5% grade decrease is applied to the total semester grade for each unjustified absence. 

 

Other Policies

Academic Integrity Policy
Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior. Any form of plagiarism will not be accepted, and will be heavily reprimanded.

Disability Support Services
Students registered with Disability Support Services should have a letter verifying their disability and the appropriate accommodations.


Disclaimer Statement
Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.
 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

Fall2017-20170816-092119.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.