Fluid Mechanics I (CE-501)

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Fluid Mechanics I (CE-501) B.Tech RGPV notes AICTE flexible curricula Bachelor of technology


Review of Fluid Properties: Engineering units of measurement, mass, density, specific weight, specific volume, specific gravity, surface tension, capillarity, viscosity, bulk modulus of elasticity, pressure and vapor pressure. Fluid Static’s : Pressure at a point, pressure variation in static fluid, Absolute and gauge pressure, manometers, Forces on plane and curved surfaces (Problems on gravity dams and Tainter gates); buoyant force, Stability of floating and submerged bodies, Relative equilibrium.

Kinematics of Flow : Types of flow-ideal & real , steady & unsteady, uniform & non uniform, one, two and three dimensional flow, path lines, strea klines, streamlines and stream tubes; continuity equation for one and three dimensional flow, rotational & irrotational flow, circulation, stagnation point, separation of flow, sources & sinks, velocity potential, stream function, flow nets- their utility & method of drawing flow nets.

Dynamics of Flow: Euler’s equation of motion along a streamline and derivation of Bernoulli’s equation, application of Bernoulli’s equation, energy correction factor, linear momentum equation for steady flow; momentum correction factor. The moment of momentum equation, forces on fixed and moving vanes and other applications. Fluid Measurements: Velocity measurement (Pitot tube, Prandtl tube, current meters etc.); flow measurement (orifices, nozzles, mouth pieces, orifice meter, nozzle meter, venturimeter, weirs and notches).

Laminar Flow: Introduction to laminar flow, Reynolds experiment & Reynolds number, relation between shear & pressure gradient, laminar flow through circular pipes, laminar flow between parallel plates, laminar flow through porous media, Stokes law.

Dimensional Analysis and use of Buckingham-pi theorem, Introduction to Turblent flow-Prandtl mixing length hypothesis, Flow over smooth & rough surface. Darcy –weisbach resistance equation , variation of friction factor & Moody’s diagram , pipe flow problem.


Books Recommended

1. Modi & Seth; Fluid Mechanics; Standard Book House, Delhi
2. Som and Biswas; Fluid Mechnics and machinery; TMH
3. Engg fluid mech. – By Grade & Miraj gaonkar , Nem Chand & Bros. Prakashan
4. White ; Fluid Mechanics ; TMH
5. Essential of Engg Hyd. By JNIK DAKE; Afrikan Network & Sc Instt. (ANSTI)
6. A Text Book of fluid Mech. for Engg. Student by Franiss JRD
7. R Mohanty; Fluid Mechanics By; PHI
8. Fluid Mechanics; Gupta Pearson.

List of Experiment :

1. To determine the local point pressure with the help of pitot tube.
2. To find out the terminal velocity of a spherical body in water.
3. Calibration of Venturimeter
4. Determination of Cc, Cv, Cd of Orifices
5. Calibration of Orifice Meter
6. Calibration of Nozzle meter and Mouth Piece
7. Reynolds experiment for demonstration of stream lines & turbulent flow
8. Determination of metacentric height
9. Determination of Friction Factor of a pipe
10. To study the characteristics of a centrifugal pump.
11. Verification of Impulse momentum principle

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