Advanced Fluid Mechanics Lab (CE3521)

Pre-requisite(s)

Fluid Mechanics (CE-2513)

Recommended Book(s)

Daugherty, R. L. Franzini B. & Finnemore E. J., Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill Book Co.

Douglus, Fluid Mechanics, McGraw-Hill Inc.

Reference Book(s)

Fundamentals Of Fluid Mechanics. Jack P., McGraw-Hill Inc.

Mechanics Of Fluid. Merle Potter, CL- Engineering (2011)

Course Objectives

To enable students to learn advanced principles of fluid mechanics for broader application to civil engineering projects.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Gain the ability to learn advanced principles of fluid mechanics.  

CLO:2            Have a skill to apply these principles over broader extent in civil engineering projects.

CLO:3            Gain the ability to use software.

Course Contents

To measure the head loss due to friction sudden enlargement, sudden contraction and bends etc. experimentally and using software. 

To conduct a test on Pelton wheel turbine at constant and variable Head.

To obtain the characteristic curves for a turbine operating at a range of fluid flow rates.

To show the difference in performance between throttle control and nozzle control of turbine speed (Axial Flow Impulse Turbine).

To show the difference in performance between throttle control and spear valve control of turbine speed (Pelton wheel Turbine).

Study/measure the head over the Francis turbine.

To study the efficiency/number of revolution curve for a Francis turbine.

To study the characteristic curve for specific number of revolution for a Francis turbine.

To study the characteristic curves for a reciprocating pump.

To obtain the p-V indicator diagram for a plunger pump, and to relate these parameters to work done by the pump (Reciprocating pump).

To show how the volumetric efficiency changes with different system characteristics (Reciprocating pump).

To study the characteristics curve for a centrifugal pump between head developed and discharge.

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes


Mapping of CLOs to Lab Practical of Advanced Fluid Mechanics Lab

                                CLO’s

CLO-1

(Learning basic principles)

CLO-2

(Application of principles)

CLO-3

 (Use of software)

To measure the head loss due to friction sudden enlargement, sudden contraction and bends etc. experimentally and using software.

 

To conduct a test on Pelton wheel turbine at constant and variable Head.

 

 

To obtain the characteristic curves for a turbine operating at a range of fluid flow rates.

 

 

To show the difference in performance between throttle control and nozzle control of turbine speed (Axial Flow Impulse Turbine).

 

 

To show the difference in performance between throttle control and spear valve control of turbine speed (Pelton wheel Turbine).

 

 

Study/measure the head over the Francis turbine.

 

 

To study the efficiency/number of revolution curve for a Francis turbine.

 

To study the characteristic curve for specific number of revolution for a Francis turbine.

 

 

To study the characteristic curves for a reciprocating pump.

 

 

To obtain the p-V indicator diagram for a plunger pump, and to relate these parameters to work done by the pump (Reciprocating pump).

 

 

To show how the volumetric efficiency changes with different system characteristics (Reciprocating pump).

 

To study the characteristics curve for a centrifugal pump between head developed and discharge.

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO-1

(Learning basic principles)

CLO-2

(Application of principles)

CLO-3

 (Use of software)

 

Assessment Modules

Practice (40%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

Final Exam (40%)