Dr. T. Venugopal
School of Mechanical and Building Sciences
VIT University (Chennai campus)
Module 1 : INTRODUCTION TO FLUID STATICS
Definition of Fluid, Concept of Continuum, Fluid Properties, Classification of Fluids,
Hydrostatic Law, Pressure and its Measurement.
Module 2 : HYDROSTATIC FORCES AND BUOYANCY
Hydrostatic forces on plane,
Inclined and Curved surfaces, Buoyancy, Condition of Equilibrium for
Submerged and Floating Bodies, Centre of Buoyancy, Metacentre, Determination of Metacentric
Module 3 : FLUID DYNAMICS
Types of flows, Control Volume, Reynolds Transport Theorem, Continuity, Euler and
equations, Momentum equation, Navier-Stokes Equations
Module 4 : FLOW THROUGH PIPES
Measurement in pipe flow, Major loss, Minor losses, Multi reservoir problems, pipe network design,
diagram, Hagen Poiseuille equation, Turbulent flow.
Module 5 : OPEN CHANNEL FLOW
Types of open channel flows, Specific Energy, Specific force, Critical flow, Hydraulic jumps/Surges
and gradually varying flow concepts, Measurement of discharge in open channels.
Module 6 : DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
Dimensional homogeneity, Raleigh and Buckingham
theorems, Non-dimensional numbers, Model
laws and distorted models, Modelling and Similitude.
Module 7 : BOUNDARY LAYERS
Boundary layers, Laminar flow and Turbulent flow, Boundary layer thickness, momentum Integral
equation, Drag and lift, Separation of boundary layer, Methods of separation of boundary layer.