Unit I

Basic concepts. Fluid properties. Basic hydrostatic equation. Manometry. Submerged and floating bodies.

Unit II

Pressure at a point. Hydrostatic equations for incompressible and compressible fluids. Manometers. Hydrostatic force on a submerged plane and curved surfaces. Buoyancy and equilibrium of floating bodies. Metacentre. Fluid in rigid motion bodies.

Unit III

Fluid dynamics. Integral and differential formulations. Continuity equation. Navier-Stokes equations.

Unit IV

Laminar and turbulent flows. Some exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations. Flow through pipes.

Unit V

Fluid rotation and deformation. Stream function. Condition of irrotationality. Governing equations of potential flow. Laplace equation. Boundary layer concept. Prandtl's equation. Drag on flat plates. Buckingham PI theorem. Dimensionless numbers.


1. Fox, RW. and McDonald, AT., Introduction to Fluid Mechanics , 6th ed., John Wiley, 2003.
2. White, EM., Fluid Mechanics , 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003.