Fluid Mechanics
Below you can find the Study Material for Fluid Mechanics according to the syllabus of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

Unit I Introduction

Fluid, Properties of fluid,

Classification of fluids,

Newton’s law of viscosity and numerical,

Rheological classification of fluids,

Types of flow,

Lines to describe the flow,

Application of fluid flow in Chemical Engineering.

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Unit II Fluid Pressure and Measurement

Pascal’s law,

Hydrostatic law,

Concept of atmospheric, gauge, vacuum and absolute pressure,

Manometers

Pressure measurement by simple and differential manometer, Numerical based on above.

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Unit III Basic Equations of Fluid Flow and Flow Measuring Devices

Basic equations of fluid flow:

Continuity equation,

Equation of motion,


Flow measurement

Venturimeter,

Orifice meter,

Rotameter,

Pitot tube,


Numerical based on above.

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Unit IV: Flow of Incompressible Fluids in Conduits

Laminar flow through circular pipe:

Hagen Poiseuille equation,

Relation between average and maximum velocity,

Friction factor chart,

Darcy Weisbach equation,

Major and minor losses,

Numerical based on above.

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Unit V : Dimensional Analysis

Fundamental dimensions of quantities,

Dimensional homogeneity,

Types of similarities dimensional analysis by Rayleigh’s method and Buckingham’s method,

Dimensionless numbers.

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Unit VI: Boundary Layer and Transportation of Fluids

Concept of hydrodynamic boundary layer,

Growth over a flat plate,

Different thickness of boundary layer,

Types of fluidization,

Different types of valves and pumps,

Centrifugal pump working and characteristics.

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Textbooks:

McCabe,W. L, J. Smith, and P. Harriot, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGrawHill International Edition, Seventh edition,(2004).

Modi, L.P., Seth, S.M., “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics”, Standard Book House,New Delhi,2002

Noel de Nevers; Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, Third Edition; McGraw Hill, (2005).

M. Coulson, J.F. Richardson, with J.R. Backhurst and J.H. Harker, Coulson, Richardson Chemical Engineering, Volume1”, 6th ed., ButterworthHeinemann,1999
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