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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics : The Comprehensive Course

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Offers comprehensive topical coverage, supported by numerous analyses of fluid flow phenomena with varied examples.

What you'll learn:
  • Understand all the basic concepts of fluid mechanics
  • Understand the dimensions and units for dimensional analysis
  • Know how calculate the dimensionless numbers (Reynolds , Bingham & Nusselt Number)
  • Calculate the fluid mass, weight and density and the relation between them
  • Understand the classification of fluids (Internal and External, Compressible and Incompressible, Laminar and Turbulent, Steady and Unsteady)
  • Continuity, Darcy's and Bernoulli's Equations and solve practice problems related to these equations
  • Manometry (Piezometer, U tube manometer, Differential Monometer) for fluid pressure calculation
  • Understand the Open Channel Flow Measurement (Weirs, Rectangle Notch, Contracted Weir, Triangle Weir)
  • Calculate energy loses in moving fluid for friction and for many other reasons
  • Understand how to use Moody’s chart and solve practice problems
  • And all the other concepts that are important in the course Fluid Mechanics as we cannot discuss all of them here you can find them in course description

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Textbooks used for this course

  1. Fluid Mechanics by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala

  2. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition By Munson

A very detailed course for understanding almost every concept of fluid mechanics and know-how to solve practice problems.

Section 1

  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

  • Application Area of Fluid Mechanics

  • Dimensions and Importance of Dimensions and Units

  • Dimensional Homogeneity and Unity with example problems

  • Calculation of Dimensional Analysis

  • Dimensionless Numbers (Reynolds, Bingham & Nusselt Number)

  • Measures of Fluid Mass and Weight (Density, Specific Weight, Specific Gravity) and Relation between Density and Specific Weight

  • Classification of Fluid Flow (Internal and External, Compressible and Incompressible, Laminar and Turbulent, Steady and Unsteady)

  • Calculation of Reynold, Bingham & Nusselt numbers (Dimensionless Numbers)

Section 2

  • Nature of Fluids (The no Slip Condition in Fluid Dynamics)

  • Shear Stress in Moving Fluid, (Derivation Shear stress is directly proportional to strain rate)

  • Viscosity and Fluid Types (Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid)

  • Shear Thickening Fluids and Shear Thinning Fluid

  • Numericals Related to Newton Law of Viscosity (Newtonian Fluid)

  • Calculation of Shear Stresses

  • Velocity Profiles

Section 3

  • Pressure (Fluid Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressure)

  • Calculation of Specific Gravity

  • Manometry (Piezometer, U tube manometer, Differential Monometer)

  • Questions related to Monometer for pressure calculation

  • Buoyancy and Steps for solving Buoyancy Questions

  • Numericals related to Buoyancy

Section 4

  • Fluid Flow Rates

  • Continuity Equation

  • Calculation of Fluid Flow Rate using Continuity Equation

  • Commercially Available Pipe and Tubing (Steel Pipe, Steel Tubing, Copper Tubing, Ductile Iron Pipe)

  • Pipe Selection Aid

  • Question calculation of Volume Flow Rate by Pipes and Tubes Table

  • Determine Pipe Size and Tube Size from Tables

  • Conservation of Energy (Bernoulli’s Equation),

  • Derivation of Bernoulli’s Equation

  • Interpretation of Bernoulli’s Equation

  • Restriction on Bernoulli’s Equation

  • Numericals related to Bernoulli’s Equation

  • Problem-related to the calculation of volumetric flow rate through the nozzle using Bernoulli’s Equation

  • Application of Bernoulli’s Equation (Tanks, Reservoirs, and Nozzles Exposed to the Atmosphere)

  • Calculation of volumetric flow rate in Venturi Meter

  • Torricelli’s Theorem

  • Questions related to Torricelli’s Theorem

Section 5

  • General Energy Equation (Pumps, Fluid Motors, Fluid Friction, Valves, and Fittings)

  • Mechanical Energy and Efficiency

  • Nomenclature of Energy Losses and Addition

  • Questions Related to Energy Equation

  • Power Required by the Pumps

  • Mechanical Efficiency of Pumps

  • Numericals related to Pumps

  • Calculation of Mechanical Efficiency of the Pump

  • Power Delivered to Fluid Systems

  • Mechanical Efficiency of Fluid

  • Calculation of Power Delivered to Fluid and its Mechanical Efficiency

Section 6

  • Critical Reynolds Number

  • Reynolds Number for closed non-circular cross-sections

  • Hydraulic Radius for non-circular pipes

  • Solving Problems using Moody’s Chart

  • Calculation of Reynolds Number for non-circular pipes

  • Friction Loss in non-circular cross-section

  • Calculation of Friction loss using Moody’s Chart

  • Energy Loss due to Friction

  • Darcy’s Equation

  • Friction Loss in Laminar and Turbulent Flow

Section 7

  • Minor Looses

  • Sudden Enlargement and losses due to Sudden Enlargements,

  • Calculation of energy loss due to sudden enlargement

  • Exit loss and calculation of energy loss due to exit loss

  • Gradual Enlargement and calculation energy loss due to gradual enlargement

  • Sudden Contraction and calculation of energy loss due to sudden contraction

  • Entrance Loss and calculation of energy loss due to Entrance

  • Minor Losses (through Valves and Fittings) with procedure for calculation

  • Resistant Coefficient for Valves & Fittings

  • Calculation of all the energy loses in moving fluid

Section 8

  • Flow Measurement

  • Flow meters selection factors

  • Variable head meters, Venturi, Flow Nozzle, Orifice

  • Variable Area Flow Meters

  • Rotameter

  • Flow Rate and Velocity Measurements

  • Velocity Probes

  • Open Channel Flow Measurement (Weirs, Rectangle Notch, Contracted Weir, Triangle Weir)

Section 9

  • Positive Displacement Pumps

  • Reciprocating Pumps

  • Rotary Pump

  • Kinetic Pump

  • Self-Priming Pump

  • Centrifugal Pump

  • Affinity Law for centrifugal pumps

  • Numerical using Affinity Law

  • Manufacturer's data for centrifugal pumps

  • Effect of Impeller Size

  • Power and Efficiency of Pumps

  • Cavitation

  • Vapor Pressure

  • NPSH Margin

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