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ID 1100: Fluid Mechanics - I **

Fractal course - 2 credits

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

IIT Hyderabad

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Instructor: Dr. Harish Dixit
Tutor: Dr. Saravanan Balusamy
Lectures: B-slot, Monday (10:30-12:00), Thursday (9:00-10:30) and Wednesday (4:30-6:00)
Venue: Room LH2
TA's: Mr. Praveen Kumar Sharma and Mr. Ankush Bansal
Office: Block-E (Kandi)
Phone: 040-2301 7119
Email: hdixit(at)iith.ac.in
Course schedule:
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GRADING and EXAMS:
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Grading will be based on your performance in the assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.
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**Main goal of the course: To inculcate an interest in fluid mechanics**

**Learning objectives** Explain the basic properties of a fluid such as density, viscosity, etc.
Understand the concept of a hydrostatic fluid and apply it to real world applications
Apply basic principles of mass and momentum conservation using a control-volume analysis
Understand the workings of basic flow measurement devices and the non-dimensional numbers governing various flows

(ii) Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics by B. R. Munson, A. P. Rothmayer, T. H. Okiishi and W. W. Huebsch, Wiley

(iii) Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines by S. K. Som, G. Biswas and S. Chakraborty, Tata McGraw-Hill

(iv) Multimedia Fluid Mechanics (DVD) by G. M. Homsy et al., Cambridge University Press

(v) Fluid Mechanics by Frank M. White, McGraw-Hill

(vi) NPTEL - Fluid Mechanics: http://nptel.ac.in/courses/112105171/

**Syllabus:**

**Introduction - scope and relevance; Various methods of analysis, Units and dimensions; Fluid properties - continuum, density, viscosity, surface tension, velocity, pressure, temperature; Fluid Statics; Fluid flow concepts; Engineering Bernoulli equation; Control Volume analysis and basic laws; Buckingham Pi-theorem; Similitude and modeling; Flow in simple geometries; Flow measurement devices - Venturi meter, Orifice meter.**

**Suggested reading:**

**(i) Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by R. W. Fox, P. J. Pritchard and A. T. McDonald, Wiley**

(ii) Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics by B. R. Munson, A. P. Rothmayer, T. H. Okiishi and W. W. Huebsch, Wiley

(iii) Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines by S. K. Som, G. Biswas and S. Chakraborty, Tata McGraw-Hill

(iv) Multimedia Fluid Mechanics (DVD) by G. M. Homsy et al., Cambridge University Press

(v) Fluid Mechanics by Frank M. White, McGraw-Hill

(vi) NPTEL - Fluid Mechanics: http://nptel.ac.in/courses/112105171/

**Useful suggestions and course policies:**

You are strongly advised to sincerely work out all the details of your class notes again at home. You use the same mantra for your assignments as well. If you don't take your assignments seriously, you are very likely to face great difficulty in solving final exam problems.

Notes: You are fully responsible for taking all the necessary notes during class. I cannot promise to provide you with any hand-outs.

Assignment: Assignments are to be submitted before the class begins on the due date. Failing to submit an assignment will normally result in a mark of zero. Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor or a medical emergency. In the latter case, the instructor must be notified as soon as possible (preferably before the day of submission), and presented with a doctor's note immediately upon the student's return to IITH.

You are strongly advised to sincerely work out all the details of your class notes again at home. You use the same mantra for your assignments as well. If you don't take your assignments seriously, you are very likely to face great difficulty in solving final exam problems.

Notes: You are fully responsible for taking all the necessary notes during class. I cannot promise to provide you with any hand-outs.

Assignment: Assignments are to be submitted before the class begins on the due date. Failing to submit an assignment will normally result in a mark of zero. Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor or a medical emergency. In the latter case, the instructor must be notified as soon as possible (preferably before the day of submission), and presented with a doctor's note immediately upon the student's return to IITH.