ME231

Fluid Mechanics

Credits:


2L1T0P0A (8 Credits)



Objectives
The course will provide the necessary background, tools and techniques needed in the firstlevel analysis of fluid flow and its applications.
Course content
Introduction, Fluid Statics, Kinematics of local fluid motion, Integral relations for fluid control volume, Differential relations for a fluid element, Viscous flow, Dimensional Analysis and similarity, Flow Past immersed bodies, Compressible flow.
Total number of lectures: 28
Lecturewise breakup
1. Introduction: 1 Lecture
2. Fluid Statics: 6 Lectures + 2 Tutorials
3. Kinematics of local fluid motion: 2 Lectures + 1 Tutorial
4. Integral relations for fluid control volume: 4 Lectures + 2 Tutorials
5. Differential relations for a fluid element: 2 Lectures + 1 Tutorial
6. Viscous flow: 5 Lectures + 2 Tutorials
7. Dimensional analysis and similarity: 3 Lectures + 1 Tutorial
8. Flow past immersed bodies: 2 Lectures + 1 Tutorial
9. Compressible flow: 5 Lectures + 2 Tutorials
Recommended books
Textbooks

Cengel, Y. and Cimbala, J., Fluid Mechanics: Theory and Applications, McGrawHill Education, 4th ed.
Reference books

Frank M. White, H Xue, Fluid Mechanics, McGrawHill, 9th ed.

Fox, R.W., McDonald, A.T., and Pritchard, P.J., Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Wiley, 8th ed.
Any other remarks
Twothree tutorials may be reserved for fluid mechanics videos related to viscosity, boundarylayers, streamlining, laminar versus turbulent flow, and compressible flow in nozzles.
Proposing instructors: P. K. Panigrahi, A. K. Saha and K. Muralidhar
