ME-221 Fluid Mechanics-I



Theory = 3
Practical = 0


S. No. CLOs PLO Taxonomy
1 Describe different theoretical terminologies and concepts used in fluid mechanics PLO-1

Level 2*

2 Apply pertinent equations of fluid mechanics for the solution of different engineering problems PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*
3 Carry out dimensional analysis and modeling for fluid problems PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*


  • 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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