ME-204 Fluid Mechanics-I



Theory = 3
Practical = 1


S. No. CLOs Taxonomy
1 To be able to define or describe different theoretical terminologies and concepts used in fluid statics and dynamics Coginitive
Level 1*
2 To be able to apply pertinent equations of fluid mechanics and solve different engineering problems based on fluid statics and dynamics Coginitive
Level 3*
3 To be able to analyze fluid flow in closed conduits and open channels Coginitive
Level 4*
4 Observe and practice experiments in fluid and dynamics Psychomotor
Level 2*


  • Fluid Properties: Properties of fluids such as density, viscosity, compressibility, surface tension and capillarity, types of fluids.
  • Fluid Statics: Pressure in a fluid at a point, variation of pressure with depth, Homogeneous fluid, Several fluids of different specific weights, Interconnected vessels, Rigid-body motion of fluid, Hydraulic circuits, Force on plane and curved surfaces, Buoyancy and flotation, Stability of a floating body.
  • Atmospheric equilibrium, Isothermal state, Adiabatic state, The standard atmosphere.
  • Fluid Dyanmics: System and control volume, classification of flows, velocity and acceleration fields, stream lines, path lines, and streak lines, Equation of continuity, Euler’s equations of motion, Bernoulli equation, Energy equation, Impulse and momentum, One dimensional viscous flow, Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes and ducts, Pipe flow problems, Flow in open channels.
  • Dimensional Analysis: Buckingham- Pi Theorem, Reynolds’ Law of Similitude, geometrical, kinematic and, dynamic similarity and related problems.
  • Fluid Measurements: Measurement of static pressure, Stagnation pressure, flow velocity and flow rate measurement including Venturimeter, orifice meter, nozzle meter.


(01) Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics by Munson, Young & Okiishi

(02) Fluid Mechanics by Frank, M White

(03) Engineering Fluid Mechanics by C T , Crowe, D F Elger

(04) Fluid Mechanics by Joseph Franzini

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