NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Fluid Mechanics
Fundamental Concepts of Fluid Flow: Flow characteristics, Classification, Fluid properties, Foundations
of flow analysis.
Fluid statics: Fluid pressure and its measurement, hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies, buoyancy and
floatation, liquids in relative equilibrium.
Fluid kinematics: Continuity equation, rotational and irrotational flow, circulation and vorticity, velocity
potential and stream function, flow net.
Fluid dynamics: Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation and its applications, impulse momentum theory
and its application.
Flow through pipes: Darcy?Weisbach equation, energy losses in pipelines, equivalent pipes, multiple pipe
systems, siphon, three reservoir problem and water hammer.
Laminar and Turbulent flows: Reynolds experiment, Laminar flow between parallel plates, Laminar
flow in pipes, characteristics of turbulent flow, Turbulent flow in smooth and rough pipes.
Dimensional analysis and similitude: Dimensional homogeneity, Buckingham’s ? theorem, important
dimensional numbers and their significance, geometric, Kinematic and dynamic similarity, model studies.1
Boundary Layer Theory and Applications: Concepts of boundary layer, boundary layer thickness and
equations, momentum integral equation, boundary layer separation and its control, cavitation. Circulation,
Drag and lift on immersed bodies, Magnus effect.
Ojha, Berndtsson and Chandramouli, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
A.K. Jain, Fluid Mechanics
P.N.Modi and S.M.Seth, Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics
Wiley and Streeter, Fluid Mechanics
F.M. White, Fluid MechanicsB. Tech Civil Engineering Course Scheme and Syllabus effective from July 2012 for 3