Department of Civil Engineering

Fluid Mechanics I - CE202

Credits : 3

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To introduce the students to the fundamentals of the behaviour and analysis of motion of fluids.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Explain the fundamental kinematic concepts related to fluid flow.
  2. Solve fluid flow problems through application of conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy.
  3. Determine losses in pipelines under laminar and turbulent flow conditions.
  4. Perform dimensional analysis of problems and physical model testing in fluid mechanics.
  5. Derive performance characteristics of positive displacement and rotodynamic machines and select them for specific application.
Course content/Course description
  1. Kinematics of fluid flow: Continuum concept, types of flow, acceleration, Velocity potential, stream function, complex potential, control volume analysis, continuity equation
  2. Dynamics of fluid flow: Force-Momentum equation, energy equation, frictionless flow, Bernoulli’s equation, Flow measurements, Flow in pipes
  3. Laminar flow and turbulent flow: Moody diagram, Local losses, Pipe flow computations, Pipe systems; Pipe networks
  4. Dimensional methods: Dimensional analysis, Pi Theorem Similitude, Dynamic similarity, Physical model studies
  5. Hydraulic machines: Positive displacement machines, rotodynamic machines, performance characteristics, cavitation and NPSH, selection of pumps and turbines
Recommended Texts
  1. White, FM 2003, Fluid Mechanics, 5th edn, New York, McGraw-Hill.
  2. Streeter, VL & Wylie E 1983, Fluid Mechanics, New York, McGraw-Hill.
  3. Cengel, YA & Cimbala RJM 2014, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw-Hill Education Ltd, 3rd edn, India.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 36
Tutorials 6
Practical -
Assignments 6
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Assignments/Course work/Quizzes 30
Mid Semester Examination 20
End-semester 50

Department of Civil Engineering