## COURSE OUTLINES

FLUID MECHANICS 3(2+1)

Course Outlines

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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