Course Outlines

Module 1: Introduction to fluid mechanics

Lesson 1. Units and dimensions, Properties of fluids.

Module 2: Static pressure of liquids

Lesson 2. Static pressure of liquids: Hydraulic pressure, absolute and gauge pressure
Lesson 3. Pressure head of a liquid, Pressure on vertical rectangular surfaces
Lesson 4. Compressible and non compressible fluids. Surface tension, capillarity.

Module 3: Pressure measuring devices

Lesson 5. Simple manometer, piezometer, U tube manometer
Lesson 6. Micro manometers and Inclined manometer
Lesson 7. Differential manometers
Lesson 8. Mechanical gauges

Module 4: Floating bodies

Lesson 9. Archimedes principle, stability of floating bodies
Lesson 10. Equilibrium of floating bodies. Metacentric height

Module 5: Fluid flow

Lesson 11. Classification, steady uniform and non uniform flow, Laminar and turbulent
Lesson 12. Continuity equation
Lesson 13. Bernoulli’s theorem
Lesson 14. Application of Bernoulli’s theorem

Module 6: Flow through pipes

Lesson 15. Head loss in fluid flow - Major head loss
Lesson 16. Head loss in fluid flow : Minor head loss
Lesson 17. Problems on head loss
Lesson 18. Determination of pipe diameter, determination of discharge, friction factor, critical velocity.

Module 7: Flow through orifices, mouthpieces, notches and weirs

Lesson 19. Orifices, vena contracta, Hydraulic coefficients
Lesson 20. Discharge losses, Time for emptying a tank
Lesson 21. External and internal Mouthpiece
Lesson 22. Types of notches, rectangular and triangular notches, rectangular weirs
Lesson 23. Numericals on orifice, mouthpiece, notch and weir

Module 8: Measuring Instruments

Lesson 24. Venturimeter and pitot tube
Lesson 25. Rotameter, Water level point gauge, hook gauge

Module 9: Dimensional analysis

Lesson 26. Buckingham’s theorem application to fluid flow phenomena
Lesson 27. Froude Number, Reynolds number, Weber number
Lesson 28. Hydraulic similitude

Module 10: Pumps

Lesson 29. Classification of pumps
Lesson 30. Reciprocating pumps
Lesson 31. Centrifugal pump, Pressure variation, work done, efficiency
Lesson 32. Numericals on pumps
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