Course on Fluid Mechanics

Categories: Mechanical
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About Course

A fluid is defined as a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress regardless of the magnitude of the applied stress. Fluid Mechanics is the study of fluids at rest (fluid statics) and in motion (fluid dynamics). This course is an introductory course which has a wide scope in several fields of engineering emphasizes on the fundamentals of fluid mechanical principles and application of these to solve real life problems. Special attention is focused towards deriving all the governing equations starting from the fundamental principle of fluid mechanics. The content of the course is well balanced between the physical concepts, mathematical modelling along with industrial examples of practical importance.Thus, attending this course Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Civil and Chemical engineers will gain theoretical knowledge of principle of fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics and its application in real life and solve fluid related problems by adopting appropriate laws/theory and principle to analyse and interpret the flow characteristic and dynamics of flow field for various engineering applications.

What Will You Learn?

  • After completion of the course, engineers will have a strong fundamental understanding of the basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply the basic principles to analyse fluid flow systems.
  • Have a working knowledge of the basic properties of fluids and understand the continuum approximation.
  • Able to understand the flow characteristic and dynamics of flow field for various engineering applications.
  • Apply the knowledge of fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics while addressing problems of fluid mechanics in engineering.
  • Can explain the concept of boundary layer in fluid flow and apply dimensional analysis to form dimensionless numbers in terms of input output variables.
  • Illustrate and explain the basic concept of compressible flow and computational fluid dynamics.

Course Content

Basics of Fluid

  • Basics: Introduction, Properties of fluids-mass density, weight density, specific volume, specific gravity,viscosity, surface tension, capillarity, vapour pressure, compressibility and bulk modulus. Concept of continuum, types of fluids etc., pressure at a point in the static mass of fluid, variation of pressure. Pascal’s law, absolute, gauge, atmospheric and vacuum pressures; pressure measurement by simple, differential manometers and mechanical gauges.

Fluid Statics

Buoyancy, Fluid Kinematics

Fluid Dynamics

Laminar and turbulent flow

Flow over bodies

Dimensional analysis

Compressible Flows, Introduction to CFD

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