Capstone project

Pipe flow analyzer

As future engineers it is important that we understand the fundamental principles of fluid flow so we can design and operate power plants, refrigeration plants, propulsion plants, and any other system that uses the energy of fluid. We must be able to understand and analyze the change in fluid kinetic energy associated with pipe friction, pumps, valves and other system components associated with a fluid system. The intent of this project was to design a fluid system that students could analyze using state of the art data acquisition devices. The laboratory created will allow students to enhance their knowledge of fluid dynamics as well as acquaint them with the use, placement, and calibration of data acquisition equipment