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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EML6714
Tracking Number - 2732

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-27
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 3/5/12; Appd to GC 3/19; to USF Sys 3/19; to SCNS 3/27. Approved effective 4/1/2012

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-02-01
  2. Department: Mechanical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210500
  5. Contact Person: Jose L. F. Porteiro
  6. Phone: 8139745644
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EML
  9. Number: 6714
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EGN 3343, EML 3701
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Introduction to kinetic theory of gases. Compressible flow equations. Isentropic flow. Flow with friction and heat transfer. Compression and expansion in supersonic flow: normal and oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer expansions. Method of characteristics:

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is needed to ennace our graduate level offerings in fluid mechanics for our doctoral sudents. At the present time our graduate program has only one offering in fluid mechanics at the graduate level. This is far below the national average for thermofluid doctoral students.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Experience in Compressible Flow/Gas Dynamics
  29. Objectives: The objective of this course is to provide first-year level graduate students with the following:

    - An understanding of the physical and thermodynamic principles of compressible flow.

    - An understanding of the physical phenomena, such as normal and oblique and expansion waves, that take place in supersonic internal and external flows.

    - An ability to calculate the flow conditions relevant to the above mentioned phenomena.

    - To use this knowledge in the evaluation and design of practical applications such as wind tunnels, propulsive inlets and nozzles, combustion chambers as well as in supersonic aerodynamics.

  30. Learning Outcomes: - Students will gain a basic understanding of the kinetic theory of gases.

    - Students will obtain a thorough understanding of the thermodynamics of compressible flows.

    - Students will obtain a thorough understanding of diabatic compressible flows.

    - Students will obtain a thorough understanding of compressible flows with friction.

    - Students will obtain an understanding of the use of compressible flow principles in inlet and nozzle design.

  31. Major Topics: - Kinetic theory of gasses

    - Mass, momentum and energy conservation for a control volume.

    - Isentropic compressible flow thermodynamics including area change.

    - Compressible flow with friction.

    - Compressible flow with heat transfer.

    - Normal hocks.

    - Oblique shocks.

    - Method of characteristics.

    - Applications.

  32. Textbooks: Compressible Fluid Flow, Michael A. Saad, Prentice Hall, 2nd. ed.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: None.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students will accomplis a minimum of 75% ot the stated outcomes as evaluated by:

    - 1 Midterm exam (45% of the grade)

    - I Final exam (45% of the grade)

    - Weekly homework (10% of the grade)

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: - 1 Midterm exam (45% of the grade)

    - I Final exam (45% of the grade)

    - Weekly homework (10% of the grade)

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Students will be allowed to make up exams and turn in homework late in case of illness or if, at tyhe discretion of the instructor, reasonable justification is presented.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None.

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