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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)


Presented by:
Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE

Exploring Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Flow measurement
Rivers and streams
Submerged surfaces
Marine applications
Pumps and compressors
Other applications

Fluid Mechanics – Basics and Definitions
Definition of a fluid
Dimensions and units
Fluid properties

Fluid Statics – Theory
Hydrostatic pressure
Forces on submerged surfaces
Archimedes principle

Fluid Statics – Applications
Hydrostatic pressure
Forces on flat inclined surfaces
Forces on curved surfaces
Archimedes principle

Fluid Dynamics – Theory
Continuum assumption
Viscosity and shear stress
Newtonian versus non-Newtonian fluids

Examples and Equations
Shear stress examples
Viscometer example
Journal bearing example
Closed system versus control volume
Velocity vectors and streamlines
Volumetric flowrate versus velocity
Conservation of mass
Bernoulli’s equation
Bernoulli effect
Water pipeline example
Siphon example
Sluice gate example
Venturi meter example
Laminar versus turbulent flow
Pipe flow
Major and minor loss
Work-energy equation
Pressure drop in a pipeline example
Gravity flow example
Turbine power example
Pump power example


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
Practical Fluid Mechanics
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Gregory H. Nail PhD. PE

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin
Dr. Nail is an associate professor in the Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he teaches a variety of courses including fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology, and hydraulic and hydrologic modeling. He holds a professional engineer’s license based on having passed both the Civil and Mechanical discipline-specific exams. Prior to coming to UT-Martin in 2002 he worked as a research hydraulic engineer for the United States Army Corp of Engineers for 11 years. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Tennessee American Water Resources Association, and he has lectured on various HEC-RAS modeling topics at the Annual Tennessee Water Resources Symposium and at other venues. Dr. Nail earned his B.M.E. degree from Auburn University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Practical Fluid Mechanics

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines practical applications of fluid mechanics. Topics include a survey of various applications (including medical, pumps and compressors, and rivers and streams), theory and applications of fluid statics and dynamics, and numerous examples of fluid mechanics in action.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe how fluid mechanics principles can be applied to several different situations in the natural and built environment.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define hydrostatic pressure and explain how it exerts pressure on submerged surfaces such as soil and building foundations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference examples of shear stress on surfaces in the built environmental, and explain how structures can be designed to withstand these pressures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how a drop in pressure in a fluid pipeline can result in poor system performance and higher energy consumption.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with hydrological concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/11/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.