CE1203 – MECHANICS OF FLUIDS

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CE1203  –  MECHANICS OF FLUIDS     
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UNIT I           DEFINITIONS AND FLUID PROPERTIES                                          5
Definitions  –  Fluid  and  fluid  mechanics  –  Dimensions  and  units  –  Fluid  properties  –
Continuum Concept of system and control volume

UNIT II          FLUID STATICS and KINEMATICS                                         10
Pascal’s  Law  and  Hydrostatic  equation  –  Forces  on  plane  and  curved  surfaces  –
Buoyancy – Meta centre – Pressure measurement – Fluid mass under relative equilibrium
Fluid Kinematics – Stream, streak and path lines – Classification of flows – Continuity
equation (one, two and three dimensional forms) – Stream and potential functions – flow
nets  –  Velocity  measurement  (Pitot  tube,  current  meter,  Hot  wire  and  hot  film
anemometer, float technique, Laser Doppler velocimetry)

UNIT III        FLUID DYNAMICS                               10 
Euler  and  Bernoulli’s  equations  –  Application  of  Bernoulli’s  equation  –  Discharge
measurement  –  Laminar  flows  through  pipes  and  between  plates  –  Hagen  Poiseuille
equation  –  Turbulent  flow  –  Darcy-Weisbach  formula  –  Moody  diagram  –  Momentum
Principle 

UNIT IV        BOUNDARY LAYER AND FLOW THROUGH PIPES                     10
Definition  of  boundary  layer  –  Thickness  and  classification  –  Displacement  and
momentum thickness – Development of laminar and turbulent flows in circular pipes –
Major and minor losses of flow in pipes – Pipes in series and in parallel – Pipe network

UNIT V          SIMILITUDE AND MODEL STUDY                                         10
Dimensional Analysis – Rayleigh’s method – Buckingham’s Pi-theorem – Similitude and
models – Scale effect and distorted models.
                                                                              
L: 45 T: 15 Total: 60
TEXT BOOKS
1.         Kumar, K.L., “Engineering Fluid Mechanics”, Eurasia Publishing House (P) Ltd.,
New Delhi, 1995.
2.         Rajput, R.K., “A text book of Fluid Mechanics”, S.Chand and Co.,2007.

REFERENCES
1.         John Finnemore, E.  and Joseph B. Franzini, “Fluid Mechanics with Engineering
Applications”, McGraw-Hill International Edition,  2001
2.         Pernard Messay, “Mechanics of Fluids” 7th Edition, Nelson Thornes Ltd. U. K.
1998. 
3.         Modi, P.N. and Seth, S.M .,  “Hydraulics and fluid Mechanics”,  Standard book
house , 2005.
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