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Fluid Dynamics

Code: MA561 | L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-6


Review of gradient, divergence and curl. Elementary idea of tensors. Velocity of fluid, Streamlines and path lines, Steady and unsteady flows, Velocity potential, Vorticity vector, Conservation of mass, Equation of continuity. Equations of motion of a fluid, Pressure at a point in fluid at rest, Pressure at a point in a moving fluid, Euler's equation of motion, Bernoulli's equation. Singularities of flow, Source, Sink, Doublets, Rectilinear vortices. Complex variable method for two-dimensional problems, Complex potentials for various singularities, Circle theorem, Blasius theorem, Theory of images and its applications to various singularities. Three dimensional flow, Irrotational motion, Weiss's theorem and its applications. Viscous flow, Vorticity dynamics, Vorticity equation, Reynolds number, Stress and strain analysis, Navier-Stokes equation, Boundary layer Equations


  1. N. Curle and H. Davies, Modern Fluid Dynamics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1966.
  2. L. M. Milne Thomson, Theoretical Hydrodynamics, Macmillan and Co., 1960.
  3. G. K. Batchelor, An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  4. F. Chorlton, A Text Book of Fluid Dynamics, Von Nostrand Reinhold/CBS, 1985.
  5. A. R. Patterson, A First Course in Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1992.