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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Fluid and Particle Mechanics

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course introduces the concepts of fluid and particle mechanics and demonstrates their applications.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested LearnersPREREQUISITES :NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Chemical process industries


Week 1: Introduction to Navier Stokes (NS) equations and their exact solutions, Poisuelle flowWeek 2: Taylor Couette flow, Rheology
Week 3: Dimensional analysis
Week 4: Turbulent Flow
Week 5: Friction losses, Moody’s chart
Week 6: Boundary layer theory
Week 7: Introduction to Particles, their characterization
Week 8: Particulate Phenomena – Brownian motion and phoresis
Week 9: Motion of particles in a fluid, terminal velocity, particle separation
Week 10: Sedimentation of dilute, concentrated and flocculated dispersions
Week 11: Packed and Fluidized Beds
Week 12: Filtration

Taught by

Prof. Madivala G. Basavaraj & Prof. Sumesh P Thampi

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