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"To teach you the basics of using the FluidFlow software and to provide you with the technical background knowledge related to the flow analyses."
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About the course
4.5 hrs of videos
This course not only teaches the basics of the Liquid Module in the FluidFlow software, but also covers relevant background knowledge related to flow analyses. Topics include the user interface and workflow of the Liquid Module, the building and analysis of basic pipe flow models, and the addition of custom pumps to the software database. The interpretation of flow results is discussed and illustrated by real-life cases.
A large set of video tutorials provide a clear learning curve and allow you to get fully up to speed on working with the software. After this course, you will be confident in using the Liquid Module features and you understand the related technical backgrounds.
The course allows you to learn at your own pace and is fully provided online. You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules, which allows you to perform them over again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Meet your instructors
Program & Details
Welcome & Your instructor
How to use this course
Personal Certificate requirements
FluidFlow Overview - Tabs & more
FluidFlow Database & Help file
Data palette of the example model
Common software warnings in FluidFlow
A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.
Theory - Fluid & pipe properties
Basic model verification
Hazen Williams friction in FluidFlow
Basic equations for analysing flow
Velocity head to pressure head
System friction loss
Test case on minor losses
Using the Kv element in FluidFlow
Theory - Centrifugal pumps
Isometric mode in FluidFlow
Fire hydrant system - example case
Basic modeling example
Economic pipe sizing - Part 1
Economic pipe sizing - Part 2
Hydraulic & Energy Grade Line Charts
Discharging below sea level
Design exercise A
Design exercise B - Part 1
Design exercise B - Part 2
Design exercise C
Running separate models in FluidFlow
Reporting of data in FluidFlow
Course evaluation survey
Your Personal Certificate
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After this course, you...
are able to work with fluids in FluidFlow,
have a good understanding of the related theory and concepts,
can perform pipe flow analysis including heat transfer calculations for fluids,
have seen numerous example cases and discussions in FluidFlow.
Who should attend this course
Those working with fluids in FluidFlow,
Beginner and intermediate FluidFlow users.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of pipe flow is beneficial
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
Software models associated with the demonstrations are available for download.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 4 modules with a total of 4.5 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
A personal digital certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
FluidFlow model files for download
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Software models associated with the demonstrations are available for download.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Questions forum of the course. These form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
If you do not have access to the FluidFlow software through your employer you are invited to download a 14-day free trial which can be utilized for this course.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.