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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Fluid dynamics and turbomachines

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


The first part of the course introduces important concepts of fluid dynamics which forms the theoretical foundation for the second portion of the course on turbomachines. The course is intended for advanced B. Tech/B. E. students as well as a refresher course for practicing engineers working in the field of pump and turbine industries.INTENDED AUDIENCE:1. Undergraduate students and2. Practicing engineers (refresher course)PREREQUISITES: 1. Basic Engineering Mathematics and2. Engineering Mechanics3. Basic Engineering ThermodynamicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Pump and turbine industry


Week 1: Introduction to fluid flowsWeek 2: Integral approach for analyzing fluid flowWeek 3: Differential approach for analyzing fluid flowWeek 4: Incompressible viscous internal and external flowWeek 5 : Introduction to turbomachinesWeek 6: Principle of turbomachinesWeek 7: Performance of pump and hydraulic turbine​​Week 8: Performance of steam and gas turbine

Taught by

Prof. Dhiman Chatterjee, Prof. Shamit Bakshi

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