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Fluid Flow Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Chemical Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction and Basic Concepts
  • Scope and Applications of fluid flow
  • Properties of fluids such as Density, viscosity, surface tension, capillarity effect, vapor pressure, compressibility factor, Enthalpy, Entropy.
200.00 Pressure and Fluid Statics
  • Fluid Pressure at a Point
  • Pascal’s Law
  • Pressure Variation in a fluid at rest
  • Measurement of Pressure
  • Manometer
  • Peizometer U-Table Manometer
  • Single Column manometer
  • U – Tube differential manometer
  • Inverted Differential U – tube manometer
  • Inclined manometer
  • Hydrostatic Equilibrium
300.00 Fluid Kinematics
  • Types of fluid flow namely steady and unsteady, Uniform and nonuniform, laminar and turbulent, compressible and incompressible, internal and external, one, two and three dimensional flow.
  • Concepts of Stream lines, stream tubes. Newton Law of Viscosity, Rheological behavior of fluid
400.00 Basic Equations of Fluid Flow
  • Equation of Continuity
  • Equation of motion:- Euler’s equation of motion, Bernoulli’s equation from Euler’s Equation.
  • Modified Bernoulli’s equation.
500.00 Practical Application of Bernoulli‚ÄôS Equation
  • Venturimeter: Horizontal and inclined
  • Orificemeter, Pitot tube
  • Notches and Weirs:- Introduction, classification, Derivation for V – notch.
600.00 Flow
601.00 Flow Through Circular Pipes
  • Shear – Stress, Distribution and velocity distribution for incompressible fluids in cylindrical tube
  • Relationship between Skin friction and wall shear, friction factor, Darcy’s Weisbach equation
  • Reynolds experiment and Reynolds no., Formation of Boundary layer.
602.00 Laminar Flow Through Pipes
  • Shear stress, velocity distribution
  • Derivation of local velocity, maximum velocity, average velocity
  • Kinetic Energy Correction factor, Hagen – Poiseullie equation.
603.00 Turbulent Flow
  • Velocity distribution equations, Average velocity, local velocity, maximum velocity, kinetic energy correction factor.
  • Von Carman equation and friction factors (No Numericals on universal velocity)
  • Equivalent diameter for circular and non circular ducts.
  • Pipes in series and Parallel.
  • Losses due to different fittings, sudden expansion etc.
700.00 Fluids
701.00 Compressible Fluids
  • Introduction, Mach no., Sonic, supersonic and subsonic flow, continuity equation and Bernoulli’s equation, stagnation properties, Acoustic velocity
  • Adiabatic Flow
  • Isothermal Flow
  • Isentropic Flow
702.00 Flow Past Immersed Bodies
  • Drag forces, Coefficient of drag, Terminal settling velocity, Stoke’s Law
  • Capillary viscometer
703.00 Power Consumption in Agitation
  • Power curves, Power No., types of impellers.
800.00 Pumps and Valves
801.00 Classification and Types
  • Centrifugal pumps, Introduction, main parts, Work done, Power required, Definitions of heads and efficiency, NPSH, Priming, Cavitations characteristic curves.
  • Specific speed, minimum speed.
802.00 Reciprocating Pump
  • Classifications and working
  • General idea about Compressors, Fans and Blowers
803.00 Types of Valves
  • Globe valves, Check valves, Gate valves, butterfly valves and non-return valves.
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