## FD6304 - FLUID MECHANICS (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

FD6304

FLUID MECHANICS

LPTC

3003

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION

9

Fluid – definition, distinction between solid and fluid - Units and dimensions - Properties of fluids - density, specific weight, specific volume, specific gravity, temperature, viscosity, compressibility,vapour pressure, capillary and surface. Properties of velocity field -thermodynamic properties of a fluid - viscosity and other secondary properties - basic flow analysis techniques flow patterns.

UNIT II

PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION IN A FLUID

9

Pressure and pressure gradient - equilibrium of fluid element - hydrostatic pressure distributions - applications to manometry - Hydrostatic forces on planed and curved submerged surfaces - laws of buoyancy and stability; Considerations for bodies in floatation.

UNIT III

INTEGRAL RELATIONS FOR A CONTROL VOLUME

9

Basic laws of fluid mechanics, concept of system and control volume concept - The Reynold’s transport theorem - continuity equation - the linear momentum equation - the angular momentum theorem - steady flow energy equation - friction less flow - Bernoulli equation - relation between the Bernoulli and steady flow energy equation.

UNIT IV

DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILITUDE

9

The principle of dimensional homogeneity - the Pi-theorem - non-dimensional action of the basic equations -similitude - relationship between dimensional analysis and similitude - use of dimensional analysis for scale up studies.

UNIT V

FLOW MEASUREMENT AND COMPRESSIBLE FLOW

9

Constant and variable head meters - classification of pumps - performance curves, compressors and its efficiency; Adiabatic and isoentropic flow with the area changes, shock waves, operation of convergence and divergence nozzles, compressible duct flow with friction.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Streeter, V.L., and Wylie, E.B., “Fluid Mechanics”, McGraw-Hill, 1983.
2. Kumar, K.L., “Engineering Fluid Mechanics”, 7th Edition. Eurasia Publishing, 1995.
3. Bansal, R.K., “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Machines”. 5th Edition. Laxmi Publications, 1995.
4. Vasandani, V.P., “Hydraulic Machines - Theory and Design”, Khanna Publishers, 1992.