Prepare individuals to apply advanced experimental research techniques
to the study of complex fluid flows and phenomena through measuring and
analyzing laboratory observations of basic fluid flows and phenomena.
Improve writing skills through reports of the measurements and analyses.
Introduce the theoretical principles for and the instrumentation and
of measurement and data storage/analysis for various physical
(e.g.,velocity, concentration, particles) and phenomena (e.g.,
turbulence, boundary layer).
Apply the instrumentation/methods to the measurement and data analysis
of simple fluid flows and phenomena (e.g., velocity distribution and
in wall bounded and free shear flows).
Write short reports to present and explain the instrumentation and
The purpose of this course is 1) to prepare you to apply advanced
research techniques to the study of complex fluid flows and 2) to give
you a more intuitive, in-depth understanding of fluid dynamics behavior
through hands-on laboratory experience.