Physical properties of fluids - statics: pressure distribution, forces on plane and curved surfaces, floating stability. Kinematics: ideal and real fluid, streamlines, path lines, streak lines; graphical plotting of streamlines. Dynamics: continuity, momentum and energy equations for one-dimensional flow. Laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, flow measurements. Introduction to dimensional analysis. Dynamic similarity. Boundary layers. Pipe friction. Darcy equation. Rotodynamic machines: selection; performance, cavitation.
- Lecturer: David Smith