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- A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines
by R.K. Bansal
• To understand the structure and the properties of the fluid.
• To understand and appreciate the complexities involved in solving the fluid flow problems.
• To understand the mathematical techniques already in vogue and apply them to the solutions of practical flow problems.
• To understand the energy exchange process in fluid mechanics handling incompressible fluids.
BASIC CONCEPTS AND PROPERTIES
Fluid – definition, distinction between solid and fluid – Units and dimensions – Properties of fluids – density, specific weight, specific volume, specific gravity, temperature, viscosity, compressibility, vapour pressure, capillary and surface tension – Fluid statics: concept of fluid static pressure, absolute and gauge pressures – pressure measurements by manometers and pressure gauges.
FLIUD KINEMATICS AND FLUID DYNAMICS
Fluid Kinematics – Flow visualization – lines of flow – types of flow – velocity field and acceleration – continuity equation (one and three dimensional differential forms)- Equation of streamline – stream function – velocity potential function – circulation – flow net – fluid dynamics – equations of motion – Euler’s equation along a streamline – Bernoulli’s equation – applications – Venturi meter, Orifice meter, Pitot tube – dimensional analysis – Buckingham’s theorem- applications – similarity laws and models.
INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUID FLOW
Viscous flow – Navier – Stoke’s equation (Statement only) – Shear stress, pressure gradient relationship – laminar flow between parallel plates – Laminar flow through circular tubes (Hagen poiseulle’s) – Hydraulic and energy gradient – flow through pipes – Darcy -weisback’s equation – pipe roughness -friction factor- Moody’s diagram-minor losses – flow through pipes in series and in parallel – power transmission – Boundary layer flows, boundary layer thickness, boundary layer separation – drag and lift coefficients.
Fluid machines: definition and classification – exchange of energy – Euler’s equation for turbo machines – Construction of velocity vector diagram’s – head and specific work – components of energy transfer – degree of reaction.
Hydro turbines: definition and classifications – Pelton turbine – Francis turbine – propeller turbine – Kaplan turbine – working principles – velocity triangles – work done – specific speed – efficiencies -performance curve for turbines.
Pumps: definition and classifications – Centrifugal pump: classifications, working principles, velocity triangles, specific speed, efficiency and performance curves – Reciprocating pump: classification, working principles, indicator diagram, work saved by air vessels and performance curves – cavitations in pumps – rotary pumps: working principles of gear and vane pumps