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Industrial Fluid Mechanics

Code 7138
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Entry requirements Fluids Mechanics and Applied Mechanics
Mode of delivery Presential.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes To present and discuss the fundamental principles of hydraulics and aerodynamics, in the context of turbomachinery for energy production and oil-hydraulic systems.
1. The student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding on:
Basic Fluid Mechanics, turbomachinery for power conversion and industrial hydraulic systems.
2. Must know how to analyse a network of pipes, to perform the energy balance of a thermo/hydroelectric power plant, and to understand an hydraulic system.
3. Must be able to test a compressor / fan / pump and draw the characteristic curves.
4. They should be able to consult with scientific literature, and to use CAD software, CFD and experimental techniques in their achievements.
5. Must be able to apply the skills acquired to the preliminary draft of an industrial ventilation system, a turbomachine or an oil-hydraulic system.
Syllabus 1 - Basic concepts of Fluid Mechanics. Introduction. Fundamental principles of Mechanics of Fluids. Review of some concepts of thermodynamics relative to compressible flows. Analysis of a pipe system with head loss.
2 - Energy generation and conversion systems. Turbomachinery. Fundamental equations. Hydraulic turbines. Energy balances on a hydroelectric power-plant. Pumps, fans and compressors. Analysis of a hydraulic pumping system and determination of its characteristic curves. Axial gas and steam turbines. Experimental testing of a radial compressor for determination of the characteristic curves.
3 - Systems for hydraulic power transmission. Industrial hydraulic systems. Design of a hydraulic system. Sizing commercial hydraulic actuators. Volumetric Pumps. Additional elements of the system. Design and construction of a home-made hydraulic system.
Main Bibliography 1. Arthur Akes, Max Gassman, Richard Smith, Hidraulic Power System Analysis, Ed. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2006.
2. Anthony Esposito, Fluid Power with Applications, Ed. Prentice Hall, 2003.
3. James L. Johnson, Introduction to Fluid Power, Ed. Delmar Thomson Learning, 2002.
4. S. R. Majumdar, Oil Hydraulic Systems, Principles and Maintenance, Ed. McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering, 2003.
5. Frank Yeaple, Fluid Power Design Handbook, Ed. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1996.
6. A. C. Mendes, Máquinas de Conversão de Energia Rotodinâmicas, Serviços Gráficos da Universidade da Beira Interior, 1999
7. Antonio Serrano Nicolas, Óleo hidráulica, Ed. McGraw-Hill Professional, Madrid, 2002.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The knowledge evaluation of the discipline is based in the accomplishment of one benchmarking test, in the presentation and discussion of one report about a laboratory experiment and, finally, in the student’s attendance.
The test (14/12/2017) is quoted for 12 points.
The individual report of the laboratory assignment, after discussion, is quoted for 6 points.
The attendance to the theoretical and practical classes is quoted for 2 points, proportionally to the number of classes attended by the student and to his/hers personal dossier of the discipline.
The students that obtain a final score equal to or greater than 10 points in the sum of all three components are approved.
In order to be permitted to attend the exams, the student must obtain a score of at least 6 points in the benchmarking test and have an attendance equal to or greater than 80% in each of the theoretical and practical components of the class.
The acomplishment of all assignments is mandatory.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-07-05

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