Many areas of engineering practice require a good working knowledge
of pipeline. Yet, most engineering schools and universities teach little about
pipelines, other than the most elemental knowledge in pipe flow of
incompressible, Newtonian fluids, in the first course of fluid mechanics.

Oleh : Henry Liu

Abstract: Many areas of engineering practice require a good working knowledge
of pipeline. Yet, most engineering schools and universities teach little about
pipelines, other than the most elemental knowledge in pipe flow of
incompressible, Newtonian fluids, in the first course of fluid mechanics. This lack
of education in pipeline limits the ability of college graduates to practice pipeline
engineering without extensive on-the-job training. It also hinders the development
and commercial use of advanced pipeline systems such as those for transporting
solids. To solve this problem, it is recommended that all engineering schools
enrich their curricula by offering at least one pipeline elective course that covers
all basic aspects of pipelines including both principles and technology for all
types of pipelines —liquid, gas, slurry, and capsule. Such a course taught at the
University of Missouri-Columbia is described herein. In addition, schools that
wish to become leaders in the pipeline field should provide additional courses in
pipeline engineering described herein.

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