Fluid Mechanics - II (ME3523)


Fluid Mechanics - I (ME-2513)

Recommended Book(s)

  • Fundamentals Of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition By Munson, Young And Okiishi HTJohn, Wiley & Sons
  • Fox And McDonald's Introduction To Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition By Philip J. Pritchard And John C. Leylegian, Wiley & Sons (Selected Topics)

Reference Book(s)

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics, By W. Graebel, Elsevier Publisher  

Course Objectives

Fluid mechanics II is the advance course offered at undergraduate level in mechanical engineering. The course covers the topics related to viscous flow, boundary layer theory and their applications including fans, turbines and pumps. The course also includes elementary topics of compressible flows useful for analysis of nozzles and compressible Turbomachinery. Keeping in view the modern trends in fluid dynamics, an introduction to numerical analysis and CFD is also included. The successful completion of this course (Theory + Practical) would help students in achieving the following objectives: • Understanding the behavior of viscous fluid dynamics. • To be able to analyze the problems related to basic incompressible viscous flows. • Determination of non-dimension parameters for a given system. • To apply the knowledge of laminar and turbulent flows to find pressure drop in pipes. • Understanding the characteristics of boundary layer and calculate the forces acting on submerge

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO-1: Analyze the problems related to basic incompressible viscous flows. (C4)
  2. CLO-2: Develop techniques useful for industrial applications of turbo-machines.(C5)
  1. CLO-3: Recommend the solution using numerical methods used in CFD by assessing problems of elementary fluid dynamics. (C6)
  2. CLO-4: Identify the most feasible solution for given project related to fluid mechanics through report and oral presentation. (C1)

Course Contents

  1. 1.      Chapter 6- Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow                          (4 Sessions)
  • Fluid element kinematics
  • Review of conservation of mass and  linear momentum
  • Viscous flow
  • Some simple solutions of viscous, incompressible fluids


  1. 2.      Chapter 7- Dimensional Analysis, Similitude and Modeling      (2 Sessions)
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Buckingham Pi theorem and determination of Pi terms


  1. 3.      Chapter 8- Viscous Flow in Pipes                                               (5 Sessions)
  • Characteristics of pipe flow.
  • Entrance length and fully developed flows
  • Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes
  • Dimensional analysis of pipe flows


  1. 4.      Chapter 9- Flow over Immersed Bodies                        (5Sessions)
  • General external flow characteristics
  • Boundary layer characteristics
  • Drag
  • Lift


  1. 5.      Special topic- Numerical analysis                                               (5 Sessions)
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Basic CFD/Numerical Methods
  • Grid generation, Finite-Difference Method
  • Solution techniques and convergence


  1. 6.      Chapter 11- Compressible Flows                                                 (5 Sessions)
  • Ideal gas relationships
  • Mach number and speed of sound
  • Categories of compressible flow
  • Isentropic flow of an ideal gas


  1. 7.      Chapter 12- Turbomachinery                                                      (6 Sessions)
  • Introduction
  • Basic energy considerations
  • Basic angular momentum considerations
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Dimensionless parameters and similarity laws
  • Axial flow and mixed flow pumps
  • Fans

Turbines and other flow devices

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes






PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)





PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)



PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)




PLO:4 (Investigation)





PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)





PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)





PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)





PLO:8 (Ethics)





PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)





PLO:10 (Communication)





PLO:11 (Project Management)





PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs





Class participation (10%)





Quizzes (20%)





Midterm Exam (20%)





Final Exam (50%)