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Summer 1, 2023 Panama DOC: International Applications of Fluid Mechanics – Info Session
November 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
If you are interested in learning fluid mechanics through relevant examples in an international setting in a Dialogue Of Civilization (DOC) program this summer in Panama, please join the Zoom Info Session on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 pm. By participating in this program, you will gain an international perspective on the real-life applications of fluid mechanics, while learning about the culture and history of this burgeoning and diverse Latin America country. This program will take place in Summer 1, 2023 and will include travel to 3 relevant engineering projects (including the Panama Canal) in different locations in Panama. Two courses are offered under this program:
- ME 3480 – International Applications of Fluid Mechanics (4SH; equivalent to ME 3475, ME degree core course requirement)
Studies fundamental principles in fluid mechanics in an international setting. Students have an opportunity to travel to a foreign locale to develop theoretical understanding while experiencing the issues that affect applications of fluids engineering in a culture and environment different from their own. Topics include hydrostatics (pressure distribution, forces on submerged surfaces, and buoyancy); Newton’s law of viscosity; dimensional analysis; integral forms of basic laws (conservation of mass, momentum, and energy); pipe flow analysis; differential formulation of basic laws including Navier-Stokes equations; and the concept of boundary layer and drag coefficient.
- ME 4699 – Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Fluid Mechanics Engineering Analysis within the Socio-Cultural, Political and Economic History of Panama (4SH)
This course is designed for college undergraduate students who are interested in addressing and analyzing fluid mechanics related engineering problems and solutions in the context of the traditions, cultures, and socioeconomic and political history of Panama, seeking to obtain a solid grasp on the historical developments of the country and their effects on contemporary fluid mechanics engineering projects and issues.
The courses and program will be taught and run by Prof. Carlos Hidrovo Chavez.
Please visit the program website for more information.