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Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology

An Undergraduate Study of a Fluids Time-To- Drainage Device

Submission: February 20, 2019 Published: March 06, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2019.03.000554

ISSN : 2639-0574
Volume3 Issue1


In this educational research study, a group of undergraduate students, under the supervision of Dr Boyajian and Dr Zirakian from California State University Northridge, introduce a designed fluid time-to-drainage model as part of the Senior Design undergraduate course. The model was chosen to be a time-to-drainage device due to the high resistance against pressure as well as being impervious to water. The main objective of this project is to experimentally examine the effects of using sharp and round edge orifices under different values of pressure, on the water flow rate and to inspire minority and international students in engineering to learn the effects of this pressure change and using different orifice geometries, on the fluid flow properties. This research endeavour is hoped to serve as a model for future generations of engineering students to better visualize difficult Fluid Mechanics concepts and thus enhance their overall comprehension of such important material..

Keywords: Educational research; Minority students; Students in engineering; Sharp/Round orifice; Time-To-Drainage

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