Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Statics, Kinematics, and Dynamics
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (10 ratings)
200 students
English [Auto]
Properties of Fluids, Types of Fluid Flows, Turbulent Boundary Layer, Displacement Momentum Energy Thickness, Pressure Drag and Friction Drag, etc.


  • Engineering Mathematics-I, Engineering Mathematics-II, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics


In this course students learner will be able to determine various properties of fluid viz., Definition of fluid, concept of continuum, density, specific weight, specific gravity, viscosity, viscosity laws, types of fluid and rheology, measurement of viscosity, application based numerical on viscosity-flow through pipe, lubrication, bearing, brake fluids, parallel plates, rotating shafts etc., vapor pressure surface tension, capillarity, compressibility apply the laws of fluid statics and concepts of buoyancy, identify types of fluid flow and terms associated in fluid kinematics, apply principles of fluid dynamics to laminar flow, estimate friction and minor losses in internal flows and determine boundary layer formation over an external surface, construct mathematical correlation considering dimensionless parameters, also able to predict the performance of prototype using model laws, Boundary layer formation over a flat plate, boundary layer thickness, displacement thickness, momentum thickness and energy thickness, boundary layer separation and methods to control separation, drag and lift concepts, types of drag, drag & lift coefficient, aerofoil, bluff body, streamline body, Losses - major & minor losses, hydro dynamically smooth and rough boundaries, Moody’s chart, compounding of pipes & equivalent pipe, siphons, transmission of power, Euler’s equation of motion differential form and Navier Stokes equation, Euler’s equation of motion along streamline, Bernoulli’s theorem and modified Bernoulli’s theorem, stagnation pressure, HGL, TEL, Flow description methods, types of flows, velocity and acceleration fields, continuity equation in 1D & 3D flow, flow visualization (path line, stream line and streak line), stream tube, angularity, vorticity, stream function and velocity potential function, flow net

Who this course is for:

  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering students

Course content

5 sections9 lectures1h 59m total length
  • Introduction to Properties of Fluids (Mass Density, Weight Density, etc.)


Assistant Professor
Pritamkumar Ahire
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 10 Reviews
  • 200 Students
  • 1 Course

I have been working as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department since past five years. I have been teaching Solid Mechanics, and Fluid Mechanics. I have completed my graduation as B.E. Mechanical Engineer and Postgraduate in  CADCAM specialization. I have keen interest in the field of Energy viz. alternative fuels which can be used for sustainable development.