Fluids, Friction, and Frames and Machines, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
  • English ()
In the Fluids, Friction, and Frames and Machines course, students will analyze structures (trusses, frames, and machines) and will be able to design things that can transmit very large forces. The course will also cover friction, centroids and centers of mass, and fluid statics.


Purdue NExT courses are taken fully online. They are self-paced, and incorporate multiple forms of media typically. Most are part of a series, but each can be taken as a stand-alone course. Learners will view short pre-recorded instruction videos, participate in interactive learning activities for application, have the ability to engage with faculty and peers in courses and check application of skills developed through assignments and quizzes.

Students will Learn:

  • How to analyze structures—trusses, frames and machines
  • How to calculate the centers of mass and centroids using different techniques
  • How to calculate friction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Course Modules:

  • Fluid Statics: Buoyancy | Fluid Statics: Hydrostatic Loads
  • Friction -- General | Friction -- Wedges
  • Friction -- Slipping/Tipping | Friction -- Flat Belts
  • Trusses: Method of Joints | Trusses: Problem Solving
  • Frames and Machines -- Simple Systems | Frames and Machines -- Complex Machines

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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