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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This is an introductory course in Fluid Mechanics. The subject Fluid Mechanics has a wide scope and is of prime importance in several fields of engineering and science. Present course emphasizes the fundamental underlying fluid mechanical principles and application of those principles to solve real life problems. Special attention is given towards deriving all the governing equations starting from the fundamental principle. There is a well balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations along with examples and exercise problems of practical importance. After completion of the course, the students will have a strong fundamental understanding of the basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply the basic principles to analyze fluid mechanical systems.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interested studentsPRE REQUISITES : Basic knowledge of MathematicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Oil Companies (IOCL, SHELL, BPCL and others), Automobile and Aviation companies (GE, AIRBUS, TATA Motors and others)



Week 1: Introduction and Basic PrinciplesWeek 2: Properties of Fluids
Week 3: Properties of Fluids and Fluid Statics
Week 4: Fluid Statics
Week 5: Fluid Kinematics (Part I)
Week 6: Fluid Kinematics (Part II)
Week 7: Dynamics of Inviscid Flows (Part I)
Week 8: Dynamics of Inviscid Flows (Part II)
Week 9: Integral Forms of Control Volume Conservation Equations (Part I)Week 10: Integral Forms of Control Volume Conservation Equations (Part II)
Week 11: Integral Forms of Control Volume Conservation Equations (Part III); Dynamics of Viscous Flows (Part I)
Week 12: Dynamics of Viscous Flows (Part II)


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  • Kalipendi Srihari Naidu is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I am very interested in learning fluid mechanics .I am ready to start learning .I think this is not free paid certificate .How much money will you take for certificate.please intemate for me

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