Mechanical Engineering Department
Welcome to the documentation used to describe and conduct ten fluid mechanics experiments that are located in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory in Building 192, Room 102, at Cal Poly State University. All of the experiments are designed to illustrate many of the concepts presented in undergraduate fluid mechanics classes. The first objective of each lab is to give students hands-on experience with fluid mechanics experiments. This includes working with standard facilities and instrumentation found in fluid mechanics laboratories. The second objective of each lab is to learn how to use experimentally collected data to either validate an analytical model for a range of flow conditions or to characterize the performance of a flow passage or turbomachine. This includes learning about experimental design and instrument selection concepts needed to achieve the goals of each lab. The third objective is to continue to develop the ability to effectively document experimental results in a laboratory report or technical memorandum.
January 1, 2009.