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Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology B.Tech - Chemical Engineering SCHA1303 Fluid Mechanics Syllabus

SATHYABAMA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF BIO AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

SCHA1303 FLUID MECHANICS
L T P Credits Total Marks
3 0 0 3 100

UNIT 1 FLUID FLOW PHENOMENA 9 Hrs.
Nature of fluids-properties of fluids, incompressible and compressible, hydrostatic equilibrium. Manometers U-Tube and
inclined. Potential flow, boundary layer, the velocity field, laminar flow, Newtonian and Non Newtonian fluids, Newton’s law
of viscosity, turbulence. Reynolds number and transition from laminar to turbulent flow, Eddy viscosity, flow in boundary
layers, laminar and turbulent flow in boundary layers, boundary layer formation in straight tubes.

UNIT 2 KINEMATICS OF FLUID FLOW 9 Hrs.
Streamlines and stream tubes, equation of continuity, Bernoulli equation. Flow of incompressible fluids in conduits and thin
layers: friction factor, relationships between skin friction parameters, average velocity for laminar flow of Newtonian fluids,
Hagen-Poiseuille equation, hydraulically smooth pipe, von Karman equation, roughness parameter, friction-factor chart,
equivalent diameter. Form frictional losses in Bernoulli’s equation, couette flow.

UNIT 3 FLOW PAST IMMERSED BODIES AND FLUIDIZATION 9 Hrs.
Drag and drag coefficients. Drag coefficients of typical shapes, Ergun equation, terminal settling velocity, free and hindered
settlings, Stokes’ law, Newton’s law, criterion for settling regime. Fluidization, conditions for fluidization, minimum fluidization
velocity.

UNIT 4 TRANSPORTATION OF FLUIDS 9 Hrs.
Introduction to pipe and tubing, joint and fittings, stuffing boxes, mechanical seals, gate valves and globe valves, plug cocks
and ball valves, check valves. Classification and selection of pumps, blowers and compressors. Pumps, developed head,
power requirement, suction lift and cavitation, NPSH, constructional and working principle of single-suction volute centrifugal
pump, Characteristics curves of centrifugal and reciprocating pump.

UNIT 5 METERING OF FLUIDS 9 Hrs.
Constructional features and working principles of Venturi meter, Orifice meter, Area meters-Rota meter, Point velocity-Pitot
tube, V-element meter, Target meter-ultrasonic meters, vortex shredding meter, magnetic meters, turbine meter. Application
of Bernoulli’s equation to venturi and orifice meter, flow rate measurements.
Max.45 Hrs.

COURSE OUTCOMES
On completion of the course, student will be able to
CO1 - Explain about the fundamental aspects of fluid –flow phenomena and pressure measuring instruments.
CO2 - Express the knowledge of kinematics of fluid flow.
CO3 - Illustrate the phenomena of flow past immersed bodies
CO4 - Describe the principle and operation of various aspects of transportation of fluids.
CO5 - Explain the various concepts of metering of fluids
CO6 - Identify and solve more industrial engineering problems.

TEXT / REFERENCE BOOKS
1. McCabe W.L, Smith J.C. and Harriot P., Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2009.
2. Bansal R.K., Text book of Fluid Mechanics, Lakshmi Publication, 2008.
3. Coulson J.M. and Richardson J.E., Chemical Engineering, Volume 1, 3rd Edition, Pergamon Press, 2000.
4. White F.M., Fluid Mechanics, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill Inc., 2000.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Max. Marks: 100 Exam Duration: 3 Hrs.
PART A: 10 Questions of 2 marks each - No choice 20 Marks
PART B: 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice; each carrying 16 marks 80 Marks
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