Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH2172 : Fluid Dynamics Laboratory {0-0-3 / 2}
Subject Nature : Practical
Coordinator : Prof. Hara Mohan Jena


1. Friction losses in a Straight pipe.
2. Friction losses in a various type of bends and fittings in a piping network.
3. Reynold’s Experiment.
4. Verification of Bernoullis Theorm.
5. Verification of Darcy’s Law.
6. Flow through Packed Bed.
7. Separation in Centrifugal Separator.
8. Characterization of Orifice meter, Venturi meter and Rotameter.
9. Characterization of Fluidization Phenomena.
10. Study of reciprocating pump characteristics.
11. Study of centrifugal pump characteristics.
12. Friction loss through a Helical coil.
13. Determination of point velocity and sketch velocity profile using Pitot tube.
14. Demonstration of potential flow in a Hele-Shaw Cell
15. Visualization of flow around bodies, pipe flows and flow phenomena in open channels

Course Objectives

  1. The basic aim is to perform practical studies on various types of fluid flow systems and determine or estimate various characteristic parameters associated them

Course Outcomes

1. characterize fluid flow pattern and study energy conservation in fluid flow.
2. estimate the friction and measure the frictional losses in fluid flow through closed conduits, pipe fittings, porous media.
3. calibrate Rotameter and determine discharge coefficient of venturimeter and orifice meter.
4. predict the performance of various pumps and determine drag coefficient of object moving in a fluid.

Essential Reading

  1. Sarbjit Singh, Experiments in Fluid Mechanics, PHI Learning Private Ltd. , 2nd Ed., 2012
  2. W.L. McCabe, J.C. Smith, P. Harriot, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Publication , 2014

Supplementary Reading

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