This lab is run in conjunction with the theory course Fluid Mechanics and Machinery. It is an introductory course where flow behavior, fluid forces and analysis tools are introduced. The goals of the experiments include determination of forces generated when fluid flow takes place over a solid object, applications of the control volume approach, demonstration of the momentum and energy equations, viscosity measurement and engineering correlations.
Experimental setups such as flow through a tube, flow over a flat plate, orifice-meter, roto-meter, determination of friction factor through pipes and viscometer are made available to the students. The lab experiments utilize U-tube manometer and digital manometer to measure the pressure difference between the systems. The lab runs closely with the lectures in such a way that experiments support the text covered in the class room. The element of the turbine machine is common for all turbine machines and is called an impeller, also turbine wheel, rotor, screw or runner. Additionally, students are learning about turbine machines like pumps, fans, compressors, water turbines, gas turbines, steam turbines, wind turbines, etc.