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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics for Chemical and Biomedical Engineers

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

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This basic course on fluid dynamics is designed specifically for Chemical Engineering. The participants will be introduced to properties of fluid and flow properties such as velocity, stress. The students will learn to analyse the fluid flow problem employing dimensional analysis, integral analysis and differential analysis. The course would focus more on viscous flow in pipes and around submerged objects such as spheres and cylinders. A number of problems relevant to chemical and biomedical engineering applications will be solved.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG students of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and biomedical engineeringPREREQUISITES : The participant should have understanding of class 12 level mathematicsINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :All chemical, bioprocessing industries


Week 1:Introduction and ApplicationWeek 2:Fluid properties and flow fieldWeek 3:Dimensional analysis and similitudeWeek 4:Fluid statics: pressure, gravity and surface tension
Week 5:Macroscopic balancesWeek 6:Fluid kinematicsWeek 7:Differential analysis-I Week 8:Differential analysis-II
Week 9:Inviscid flow Week 10:Flow around submerged objectsWeek 11:Turbulent flowWeek 12:Pipe flow

Taught by

Prof. Raghvendra Gupta



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