Anna University, Chennai
CE 6303 MECHANICS OF FLUIDS
Two Marks Questions & Answers
UNIT I : FLUID PROPERTIES AND FLUID STATICS.
1. Define density or mass density.
Density of a fluid is defined as the ratio of the mass of a fluid to its volume.
Density, ρ = mass/volume (Kg/m3)
ρwater = 1000 Kg/m3
2. Define specific weight or weight density.
Specific weight or weight density of a fluid is defined as the ratio between the weight of a fluid to its volume.
Specific weight, v = weight/volume
(N/m3) v = ρg
v water = 9810 N/m3
3. Define specific volume.
Specific volume of a fluid is defined as the volume of fluid occupied by an unit wt or unit mass of a fluid.
Specific volume vs = volume/ wt = 1/ v = 1/ρg  for liquids Specific volume vs = volume/ mass =
1/ρ  for gases
4. Define dynamic viscosity.
Viscosity is defined as the property of fluid which offers resistance to the movement of one layer of fluid over another adjacent layer of the fluid.
du
ζ = μ  dy
μ – dynamic viscosity or viscosity or coefficient of viscosity (Ns/m2)
1 Ns/m2 = 1 Pas = 10 Poise
5. Define Kinematic viscosity.
It is defined as the ratio between the dynamic viscosity and density of fluid.
ν = μ/ρ (m2/s)
1 m2/s = 10000 Stokes (or) 1 stoke = 104 m2/s
6. Types of fluids.
Ideal fluid, Real fluid, Newtonian fluid, NonNewtonian fluid, Ideal Plastic fluid.
7. Define Compressibility.
It is defined as the ratio of volumetric strain to compressive stress.
Compressibility, β = (d Vol/ Vol) / dp (m2/N)
8. Define Surface Tension.
Surface tension is defined as the tensile force acting on the surface of the liquid in contact with a gas or on the surface between two immiscible liquids such that the contact surface behaves like a membrane under tension.
Surface Tension, σ = Force/Length (N/m)
σwater = 0.0725 N/m, σMercury = 0.52 N/m
9. Surface tension on liquid droplet, σ = pd/4 Surface tension on a hollow bubble, σ = pd/8
Surface tension on a liquid jet, σ
= pd/2 σ – surface tension (N/m)
d – diameter (m)
p – pressure inside (N/m2)
ptotal = pinside + patm patm = 101.325 x 103 N/m2
10. Define Capillarity.
Capillarity is defined as a phenomenon of rise or fall of a liquid surface in a small tube relative to the adjacent general level of liquid when the tube is held vertically in the liquid. The rise of liquid surface is known as capillary rise while the fall of liquid surface is known as capillary depression.
Capillary Rise or fall, h = (4σcosθ) / ρgd
θ = 0 for glass tube and water θ = 130º for glass tube and mercury
11.Define Vapour Pressure.
When vaporization takes place, the molecules start accumulating over the free liquid surface exerting pressure on the liquid surface. This pressure is known as Vapour pressure of the liquid.
12. Define Control Volume.
A control volume may be defined as an identified volume fixed in space. The boundaries around the control volume are referred to as control surfaces. An open system is also referred to as a control volume.
UNITII
FLUID KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS
1) Define forced vertex flow? Give example?
It is defined as that type of vertex flow in which some external torque is required to rotate the fluid mass.
Example.
1.A vertical cylinder containing liquid which is rotated about its central axis with a constant angular velocity.
2.Flow of liquid inside the impeller of a
centrifugal pump.
2) Define free vertex flow? Give examples?
When no external torque is required to rotate the fluid mass, that type of flow is called free vertex flow.
Example.
1.Flow of liquid through a hole provided at the bottom of a container.
2.A whirlpool in a river.
3) Write the equation of motion for vertex flow?
4) Write the equation of forced vortex flow?
5) Write the equation of closed cylindrical vessels?
Volume of air before rotation=Volume of closed vesselVolume of liquid in vessel. Volume of air after rotation=Volume of parabolic formed.
6) What are the forces present in a fluid flow?
FgGravity force FpPressure force FvForce due to viscosity Ftforce due to
turbulence.
FcForce due to compressibility.
7) Give the Euler’s equation of motion?
(dp/)+gdz+vdv=0
8) What are the assumptions made in deriving Bernoulli’s equation?
1.The  fluid is  
ideal  
2.The  flow is  
steady.  
3.The  flow  is 
incompressible.
4.The flow is irrotational.
9) What is Bernoulli’s equation for real fluid?
(p1/g)+(v12/2g)+z1=(p2/g)+(v22/2g
)+z2+hl where hl is the loss of energy
(p/g)Pressure energy. (v2/2g)=Kinetic energy. zDatum energy.
10. What arrangements should be adopted to find the velocity at any point in a pipe by a pitot tube? The arrangements to be adopted are (1)Pitot tube along with vertical piezometer tube.(2)Pitot
tube connected with piezometer.(3)Pitot tube and vertical piezometer connected with a differential Utube manometer.
11. What are the types of fluid flows? The fluid flow is classified as,
(1)Steady and unsteady
flow.
(2)Uniform and nonuniform flow. (3)Laminar and turbulent flow (4)Compressible and incompressible flow. (5)Rotational and irrotational flow.
(6)One, two and three dimension flow.
12. Differentiate steady and unsteady flow?
Steady flow unsteady flow.
1.Steady flow is defined as that type of Unsteady flow is that type of flow in flow in which the fluid characteristics which the velocity. pressure at a point like velocity, pressure etc at a point do changes with time.
not change with time
2. (dv/dt)(0,0,0)=0 (dv/dt)(0,0,0)=/0
13. Differentiate uniform and nonuniform flow?
Uniform flow Nonuniform flow.
1.It is defined as that type of flow It is defined as that type of flow in which
in which the velocity at any given the velocity at any given time changes with time does not change with respect respect to time.
to space.
2.(dv/dt)t=constant=0 (dv/dt)t=constant=/0
14. Differentiate laminar and turbulent flow? Laminar flow.
1.Laminar flow is defined as that type of flow in which the fluid particle move along well defined path or streamline and all the streamline are straight and parallel.
2.Reynolds number<2000
Turbulent flow.
It is defined as that type of flow in which the fluid particle moves ina zigzag way
Reynolds number>4000.
15. Define compressible flow?
Compressible flow is that type of flow in which the density of the fluid changes from point to point.(eg)Flow of gasses through orifice nozzle and gas turbine.
16. Define incompressible flow?
Incompressible flow is that type of flow in which the density is constant for the fluid flow.(eg)Subsonic aerodynamics.
17. Define rotational flow?
Rotational flow is that type of flow in which in which the fluid particle flowing along streamlines, also rotate about their own axis.
18. Define irrotational flow?
It is that type of flow in which the fluid particle while flowing along streamlines;
do not rotate about their own axis.
19. Define one dimensional flow?
One dimensional flow is that type of flow in which the flow parameter such as velocity is a function of time and one space coordinate only, say X. U=F(x),V=0,w=0.
20. Define two dimensional flow?
It is that type of flow in which the velocity is a function of time and two rectangular space say X and Y.
u=F1(X,Y),V=F2(X,Y) and w=0.
21. What is three dimensional flow?
A three dimensional flow is that type of flow in which the velocity is a function of time and three mutually perpendicular directions. U=F1(X,Y,X),v=F2(X,Y,Z),w=F3(X,Y,Z).
U,v,w are velocity components inX,Y,Z direction respect.
22. What is total acceleration of three dimensional fluid flow?
23. Define local acceleration?
It is defined as the rate of increase of velocity with respect to time at a given point in a flow field.
24. Define convective acceleration?
It is defined as the rate of change of velocity due to the change of position of fluid particle in a fluid flow.
25. Define velocity potential function?
It is defined as a scalar function of space and time such that its negative derivative with respect to any direction gives the fluid velocity in that direction. It is denoted by .
U,v,w are the velocity in x,y,z direction.
26.Mention the properties of potential function?
1. If velocity potential exists, The flow should be irrotational.
2. If velocity potential satisfies the Laplace equation, It represents the possible steady incompressible irrotational flow.
27.Define stream function
It is defined as the scalar function of space and time, such that its partial derivative with respect to any direction gives the velocity component at right angles to that direction.
28.Mention the properties of stream function?
1. If stream function exists, it is a possible case of fluid flow which may be rotational.
2. If stream function satisfies Laplace equation, It is a possible case of an irrotational flow.
30.What is equipotential line?
A line along which the velocity potential is constant is called equipotential line. 31. Give the relation between stream function and velocity potential function?
32. What is flow net?
A grid obtained by drawing a series of equipment lines and steam lines is called a flow net. The flow net is an important tool is analysis two dimensional. Irrotational flow problems.
33.What are the types of motion of fluid particle?
i. Linear translation or pure translation. ii. Linear Deformation.
iii. Angular Deformation
iv.Rotation.
34.What is linear translation?
It is defined as the movement of a fluid element in such a way that it moves
bodily from one position to represents in new position by a’b’&c’d’ are parallel.
35. What is linear deformation?
It is defined as the deformation of a fluid element in linear direction when the element moves the axes of the element in the deformation position and un deformation position are parallel but their lengths changes.
36. Define angular deformation?
It is defined as the average change in the angle contained by two adjacent sides. Let s & s is the change in angle between two adjacent sides of a fluid element. The angular deformation=1/2*(S1 +S2).
37. Define rotation of fluid element?
It is defined as the movement of a fluid element in such a way that both of Rotate in same direction. It is equal to1/2(v/xu/y) for a twodimensional element x, y plane.
z=1/2(u/x
u/y)
x=1/2(w/y
v/z)
y=1/2(u/z
w/x)
38. Define vortex flow mention its types?
Vortex flow is defined as the flow of a fluid along a curved path or the flow of a rotating mass of fluid is known as vortex flow.
i. Forced vortex flow. ii. Free vortex flow.
39. Define free vortex flow?
When no external torque is required to rotate the fluid mass that type of flow Is called free vortex flow.
40. Define forced vortex flow?
Forced vortex flow is defined as that type of vortex flow in which some external
Torque is required to rotate the fluid mass. The fluid mass in the type of flow rotates at constant Angular velocity ‘w’.The tangential velocity of any fluid particle is given by v=cosr.
41. Give the equation of motion for vortex flow?
Pressure acting PSA on the face AB. Pressure force (P+ p/rr) SA on the face cd. Centrifugal force mv2/r acting in the direction away.

Now the mass of the element= mass density*volume
1. List the types of fluid flow.
UNIT III FLOW THROUGH PIPES
Steady and unsteady flow
Uniform and nonuniform flow
Laminar and Turbulent flow
Compressible and incompressible flow
Rotational and irrotational flow
One, Two and Three dimensional flow
2. Define Steady and Unsteady flow.
Steady flow
Fluid flow is said to be steady if at any point in the flowing fluid various
characteristics such as velocity, density, pressure, etc do not change with time.
Unsteady flow
∂V/∂t = 0 ∂p/∂t = 0 ∂ρ/∂t = 0
Fluid flow is said to be unsteady if at any point flowing fluid any one or all characteristics which describe the behaviour of the fluid in motion change with time.
∂V/∂t ≠ 0 ∂p/∂t ≠ 0 ∂ρ/∂t ≠ 0
3. Define Uniform and Nonuniform flow.
Uniform flow
When the velocity of flow of fluid does not change both in direction and magnitude from point to point in the flowing fluid for any given instant of time, the flow is said to be uniform.
∂V/∂s = 0 ∂p/∂s = 0 ∂ρ/∂s = 0
Nonuniform flow
If the velocity of flow of fluid changes from point to point in the flowing fluid at any instant, the flow is said to be nonuniform flow.
∂V/∂s ≠ 0 ∂p/∂s ≠ 0 ∂ρ/∂s ≠ 0
4.Compare Laminar and Turbulent flow.
Laminar and Turbulent flow
A flow is said to be laminar if Reynolds number is less than 2000 for pipe flow.
Laminar flow is possible only at low velocities and high viscous fluids. In laminar type of flow, fluid particles move in laminas or layers gliding smoothly over the adjacent layer.
Turbulent flow
In Turbulent flow, the flow is possible at both velocities and low viscous fluid. The flow is said to be turbulent if Reynolds number is greater than 4000 for pipe flow. In Turbulent type of flow fluid, particles move in a zig – zag manner.
5. Define Compressible and incompressible flow
Compressible flow
The compressible flow is that type of flow in which the density of the fluid changes from point to point i.e. the density is not constant for the fluid. It is expressed in kg/sec.
Incompressible flow
ρ ≠ constant
The incompressible flow is that type of flow in which the density is constant for the fluid flow.
Liquids are generally incompressible. It is expressed in m3/s.
6. Define Rotational and Irrotational flow.
Rotational flow
ρ = constant
Rotational flow is that type of flow in which the fluid particles while flowing along stream lines and also rotate about their own axis.
Irrotational flow
If the fluid particles are flowing along stream lines and do not rotate about their own axis that type of flow is called as irrotational flow
7. Define One, Two and Three dimensional flow.
One dimensional flow
The flow parameter such as velocity is a function of time and one
space coordinate only. u = f (x), v = 0
& w = 0.
Two dimensional flow
The velocity is a function of time and two rectangular space coordinates. u = f1(x,y), v = f2(x,y) & w =0.
Three dimensional flow
The velocity is a function of time and three mutually perpendicular directions.
u = f1(x,y,z), v = f2(x,y,z) & w = f3(x,y,z).
8. Write the Bernoulli’s equation applied between two sections
p1/ρg + v21/2g + Z1 = p2/ρg + v22/2g + Z2
p/ρg = pressure head v2/2g = kinetic
head Z =
datum head
9. State the assumptions used in deriving Bernoulli’s equation
Flow is steady;
Flow is laminar;
Flow is irrotational;
Flow is incompressible;
Fluid is ideal.
10. Write the Bernoulli’s equation applied between two sections with losses.
p1/ρg + v21/2g + Z1 = p2/ρg + v22/2g + Z2 + hloss
11. List the instruments works on the basis of Bernoulli’s equation.
Venturi meter
Orifice meter
Pitot tube.
12. Define Impulse Momentum Equation (or) Momentum Equation.
The total force acting on fluid is equal to rate of change of momentum. According to
Newton’s second law of motion,
F = ma F dt = d(mv)
13.Mention the range of Reynold’s number for laminar and turbulent flow in a pipe.
If the Reynolds number is less than 2000, the flow is laminar. But if the
Reynold’s number is greater than 4000, the flow is turbulent flow.
14. What does HaigenPoiseulle equation refer to?
The equation refers to the value of loss of head in a pipe of length ‘L’ due to
viscosity in a laminar flow.
15. What is Hagen poiseuille’s formula?
(P1P2) / ρg = hf = 32 μŪL / ρgD2
The expression is known as Hagen poiseuille formula.
Where P1P2 / ρg = Loss of pressure head, Ū= Average velocity, μ = Coefficient of viscosity, D = Diameter of pipe,
L = Length of pipe
16. Write the expression for shear stress?
Shear stress ζ =  (∂p/∂x) (r/2) ζmax =  (∂p/∂x) (R/2)
17.Give the formula for velocity distribution:  The formula for velocity distribution is given as
u =  (¼ μ) (∂p/∂x) (R2r2)
Where R = Radius of the pipe,
r = Radius of the fluid element 18. Give the equation for average velocity: 
19. Write the relation between Umax and Ū?
Umax / Ū = {  (¼ μ) (∂p/∂x) R2 } / {  ⅛μ
(∂p/∂x) R2 } Umax / Ū = 2
20. Give the expression for the coefficient of friction in viscous flow? Coefficient of friction between pipe and fluid in viscous flow
Where, f = Re = Reynolds number
f =16/ Re
21. What are the factors to be determined when viscous fluid flows through the circular pipe? The factors to be determined are:
i. Velocity distribution across the section.
ii.Ratio of maximum velocity to the average velocity. iii. Shear stress distribution.
iv.Drop of pressure for a given length
22. State DarcyWeisbach equation OR What is the expression for head loss due to friction?
hf = 4flv2 / 2gd
where, hf = Head loss due to friction (m), L = Length of the pipe (m), d = Diameter of the pipe (m), V = Velocity of
flow (m/sec) f = Coefficient of friction
23. What are the factors influencing the frictional loss in pipe flow? Frictional resistance for the turbulent flow is,
i. Proportional to vn where v varies from 1.5 to 2.0. ii.Proportional to the density of fluid.
iii. Proportional to the area of surface in contact. iv.Independent of pressure.
v.Depend on the nature of the surface in contact.
UNIT IV BOUNDARY LAYER
1. Mention the range of Reynold’s number for laminar and turbulent flow in a pipe.
If the Reynolds number is less than 2000, the flow is laminar. But if the
Reynold’s number is greater than 4000, the flow is turbulent flow.
2. What does HaigenPoiseulle equation refer to?
The equation refers to the value of loss of head in a pipe of length ‘L’ due to
viscosity in a laminar flow.
3. What is Hagen poiseuille’s formula?
2
(P1P2) / ρg = hf = 32 μŪL / ρgD
The expression is known as Hagen poiseuille formula.
Where P1P2 / ρg = Loss of pressure head, Ū= Average velocity, μ = Coefficient of viscosity, D = Diameter of pipe,
L = Length of pipe 4. Write the expression for shear stress?
Shear stress ζ =  (∂p/∂x) (r/2) ζmax =  (∂p/∂x) (R/2)
5. Give the formula for velocity distribution:  The formula for velocity distribution is given as
u =  (¼ μ) (∂p/∂x) (R2r2)
Where R = Radius of the pipe,
r = Radius of the fluid element 6. Give the equation for average velocity: 
7. Write the relation between Umax and Ū?
Umax / Ū = {  (¼ μ) (∂p/∂x) R2 } / {  ⅛μ
(∂p/∂x) R2 } Umax / Ū = 2
8. Give the expression for the coefficient of friction in viscous flow? Coefficient of friction between pipe and fluid in viscous flow
Where, f = Re = Reynolds number
f =16/ Re
9. What are the factors to be determined when viscous fluid flows through the circular pipe? The factors to be determined are:
i. Velocity distribution across the section.
ii. Ratio of maximum velocity to the average velocity. iii. Shear stress distribution.
iv.Drop of pressure for a given length
10.Define kinetic energy correction factor?
Kinetic energy factor is defined as the ratio of the kinetic energy of the flow per sec based on actual velocity across a section to the kinetic energy of the flow per sec based on average velocity across the same section. It is denoted by (α).
K. E factor (α) = K.E per sec based on actual velocity / K.E per sec based on
Average velocity
11. Define momentum correction factor (β):
It is defined as the ratio of momentum of the flow per sec based on actual velocity to the momentum of the flow per sec based on average velocity across the section.
β= Momentum per sec based on actual velocity/Momentum Per sec based on average
velocity
12.Define Boundary layer.
When a real fluid flow passed a solid boundary, fluid layer is adhered to the solid boundary.
Due to adhesion fluid undergoes retardation thereby developing a small region in the immediate vicinity of the boundary. This region is known as boundary layer.
13.What is mean by boundary layer growth?
At subsequent points downstream of the leading edge, the boundary layer region increases
because the retarded fluid is further retarded. This is referred as growth of boundary
layer.
14.Classification of boundary layer. (i) Laminar boundary
layer, (ii) Transition zone,
(iii) Turbulent boundary layer.
15.Define Laminar boundary layer.
Near the leading edge of the surface of the plate the thickness of boundary layer is small and flow is laminar. This layer of fluid is said to be laminar boundary layer.
The length of the plate from the leading edge, upto which laminar boundary layer exists is called as laminar zone. In this zone the velocity profile is parabolic.
16. Define transition zone.
After laminar zone, the laminar boundary layer becomes unstable and the fluid motion transformed to turbulent boundary layer. This short length over which the changes taking place is called as transition zone.
17.Define Turbulent boundary.
Further downstream of transition zone, the boundary layer is turbulent and continuous to grow
in thickness. This layer of boundary is called turbulent boundary layer.
18.Define Laminar sub Layer
In the turbulent boundary layer zone, adjacent to the solid surface of the plate the velocity
variation is influenced by viscous effects. Due to very small thickness, the velocity distribution is almost linear. This region is known as laminar sub layer.
19. Define Boundary layer Thickness.
It is defined as the distance from the solid boundary measured in ydirection to the point, where the velocity of fluid is approximately equal to 0.99 times the free stream velocity (U) of the fluid.
It is denoted by δ.
20. List the various types of boundary layer thickness.
Displacement thickness(δ*), Momentum thickness(θ), Energy thickness(δ**)
21. Define displacement thickness.
The displacement thickness (δ) is defined as the distance by which the boundary should be displaced to compensate for the reduction in flow rate on account of boundary layer formation.
δ* = ∫ [ 1 – (u/U) ] dy
22. Define momentum thickness.
The momentum thickness (θ) is defined as the distance by which the boundary should be displaced to compensate for the reduction in momentum of the flowing fluid on account of boundary layer formation.
θ = ∫ [ (u/U) – (u/U)2 ] dy
23.Define energy thickness
The energy thickness (δ**) is defined as the distance by which the boundary
should be
displaced to compensate for the reduction in kinetic energy of the flowing fluid on account of boundary layer formation.
δ** = ∫ [ (u/U) – (u/U)3 ] dy
24. What is meant by energy loss in a pipe?
When the fluid flows through a pipe, it looses some energy or head due to frictional resistance and other reasons. It is called energy loss. The losses are classified as; Major losses and Minor losses
25. Explain the major losses in a pipe.
The major energy losses in a pipe is mainly due to the frictional resistance caused by the shear force between the fluid particles and boundary walls of the pipe and also due to viscosity of the fluid.
26. Explain minor losses in a pipe.
The loss of energy or head due to change of velocity of the flowing fluid in magnitude or direction is called minor losses. It includes: sudden expansion of the pipe, sudden contraction of the pipe, bend in a pipe, pipe fittings and obstruction in the pipe, etc.
27. State DarcyWeisbach equation OR What is the expression for head loss due to friction?
2
hf = 4flv / 2gd
where, hf = Head loss due to friction (m), L = Length of the pipe (m),
d = Diameter of the pipe (m), V = Velocity of flow (m/sec) f = Coefficient of friction
28.What are the factors influencing the frictional loss in pipe flow? Frictional resistance for the turbulent flow is,
i. Proportional to vn where v varies from 1.5 to 2.0. ii. Proportional to the density of fluid.
iii. Proportional to the area of surface in contact. iv.Independent of pressure.
v. Depend on the nature of the surface in contact.
29.Write the expression for loss of head due to sudden enlargement of the pipe.
2
hexp = (V1V2) /2g
Where, hexp = Loss of head due to sudden enlargement of pipe. V1 = Velocity of flow at pipe 1; V2 = Velocity of flow at pipe 2.
30. Write the expression for loss of head due to sudden contraction.
2
hcon =0.5 V /2g
hcon = Loss of head due to sudden contraction. V = Velocity at outlet of pipe. 31. Write the expression for loss of head at the entrance of the pipe.
hi =0.5V2/2g
hi = Loss of head at entrance of pipe. V = Velocity of liquid at inlet of the pipe. 32. Write the expression for loss of head at exit of the pipe.
ho = V2/2g
where, ho = Loss of head at exit of the pipe. V = Velocity of liquid at inlet and outlet of the pipe. 33. Give an expression for loss of head due to an obstruction in pipe
Loss of head due to an obstruction = V2 / 2g ( A/ Cc (Aa ) 1 )2 Where, A = area of pipe, a = Max area of obstruction,
V = Velocity of liquid in pipe Aa = Area of flow of liquid at section 11 34. What is compound pipe or pipes in series?
When the pipes of different length and different diameters are connected end to end, then the pipes are called as compound pipes or pipes in series.
35. What is mean by parallel pipe and write the governing equations.
When the pipe divides into two or more branches and again join together downstream to form a single pipe then it is called as pipes in parallel. The governing equations are:
Q1 = Q2 + Q3 hf1 = hf2
36. Define equivalent pipe and write the equation to obtain equivalent pipe diameter.
The single pipe replacing the compound pipe with same diameter without change in discharge and head loss is known as equivalent pipe.
L = L1 + L2 + L3
5 5 5 5
(L/d ) = (L1/d1 ) + (L2/d2 ) + (L3/d3 )
37.What is meant by Moody’s chart and what are the uses of Moody’s chart?
The basic chart plotted against DarcyWeisbach friction factor against Reynold’s
Number
(Re) for the variety of relative roughness and flow regimes. The relative roughness is the ratio of the mean height of roughness of the pipe and its diameter (ε/D).
Moody’s diagram is accurate to about 15% for design calculations and used for a large number of applications. It can be used for noncircular conduits and also for open channels.
38. Define the terms a) Hydraulic gradient line [HGL] b) Total Energy line [TEL] Hydraulic gradient line: It is defined as the line which gives the sum of pressure
head and datum head of a flowing fluid in a pipe with respect the reference line.
HGL = Sum of Pressure Head and Datum head
Total energy line: Total energy line is defined as the line which gives the sum of pressure head, datum head and kinetic head of a flowing fluid in a pipe with respect to some reference line.
TEL = Sum of Pressure Head, Datum head and Velocity head
UNIT V : DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND MODEL STUDIES
1. Define dimensional analysis.
Dimensional analysis is a mathematical technique which makes use of the study of dimensions as an aid to solution of several engineering problems. It plays an important role in research work.
2. Write the uses of dimension analysis?
• It helps in testing the dimensional homogeneity of any equation of fluid motion.
• It helps in deriving equations expressed in terms of nondimensional parameters.
• It helps in planning model tests and presenting experimental results in a systematic manner.
3. List the primary and derived quantities.
Primary or Fundamental quantities: The various physical quantities used to describe a given phenomenon can be described by a set of quantities which are independent of each other. These quantities are known as fundamental quantities or primary quantities. Mass (M), Length
(L), Time (T) and Temperature (θ) are the fundamental quantities.
Secondary or Derived quantities: All other quantities such as area, volume,
velocity, acceleration, energy, power, etc are termed as derived quantities or secondary quantities because they can be expressed by primary quantities.
4. Write the dimensions for the followings.
Dynamic viscosity (μ) – ML1T
2,
Mass density (ρ) – ML3,
Force (F)  MLT2,
Power (P)  ML2T3
5. Define dimensional homogeneity.
An equation is said to be dimensionally homogeneous if the dimensions of the terms on its LHS are same as the dimensions of the terms on its RHS.
6. Mention the methods available for dimensional analysis. Rayleigh method,
Buckinghum π method
7. State Buckingham’s π theorem.
It states that “if there are ‘n’ variables (both independent & dependent variables) in a physical phenomenon and if these variables contain ‘m’ functional dimensions and are related by a dimensionally homogeneous equation, then the variables are arranged into nm dimensionless terms. Each term is called π term”.
8. List the repeating variables used in Buckingham π theorem.
Geometrical Properties – l, d, H, h, etc, Flow Properties – v, a, g, ω, Q, etc,
Fluid Properties – ρ, μ, γ, etc.
9. Define model and prototype.
The small scale replica of an actual structure or the machine is known as its Model, while the actual structure or machine is called as its Prototype. Mostly models are much smaller than the corresponding prototype.
10.Write the advantages of model analysis.
• Model test are quite economical and convenient.
• Alterations can be continued until most suitable design is obtained.
• Modification of prototype based on the model results.
• The information about the performance of prototype can be obtained well in advance.
11.List the types of similarities or similitude used in model anlaysis.
Geometric similarities, Kinematic similarities, Dynamic similarities
12. Define geometric similarities
It exists between the model and prototype if the ratio of corresponding lengths, dimensions in the model and the prototype are equal. Such a ratio is known as
“Scale Ratio”.
13. Define kinematic similarities
It exists between the model and prototype if the paths of the homogeneous moving particles are geometrically similar and if the ratio of the flow properties is equal.
14. Define dynamic similarities
It exits between model and the prototype which are geometrically and kinematic similar and if the ratio of all forces acting on the model and prototype are equal.
15.Mention the various forces considered in fluid flow.
Inertia force,
Viscous force,
Gravity force,
Pressure force,
Surface Tension force,
Elasticity force
16.Define model law or similarity law.
The condition for existence of completely dynamic similarity between a model and its prototype are denoted by equation obtained from dimensionless numbers.
The laws on which the models are designed for dynamic similarity are called Model laws or Laws of Similarity.
17.List the various model laws applied in model analysis.
Reynold’s Model Law,
Froude’s Model Law,
Euler’s Model Law,
Weber Model Law,
Mach Model Law
18.State Reynold’s model law
For the flow, where in addition to inertia force the viscous force is the only other predominant force, the similarity of flow in the model and its prototype can be established, if the Renold’s number is same for both the systems. This is known as Reynold’s model law. Re(p) = Re(m)
19. State Froude’s model law
When the forces of gravity can be considered to be the only predominant force which controls the motion in addition to the force of inertia, the dynamic similarities of the flow in any two such systems can be established, if the Froude number for both the system is the same. This is known as Froude Model Law. Fr(p)
= Fr (m)
20. State Euler’s model law
In a fluid system where supplied pressures are the controlling forces in addition to inertia forces and other forces are either entirely absent or insignificant the Euler’s number for both the model and prototype which known as Euler Model Law.
21. State Weber’s model law
When surface tension effect predominates in addition to inertia force then the dynamic similarity is obtained by equating the Weber’s number for both model and its prototype, which is called as Weber Model Law.
22. State Mach’s model law
If in any phenomenon only the forces resulting from elastic compression are
significant in addition to inertia forces and all other forces may be neglected, then the dynamic similarity between model and its prototype may be achieved by equating the Mach’s number for both the systems. This is known Mach Model Law.
23.Classify the hydraulic models.
The hydraulic models are classified as: Undistorted model & Distorted model
24.Define undistorted model
An undistorted model is that which is geometrically similar to its prototype, i.e. the scale ratio for corresponding linear dimensions of the model and its prototype are same.
25. Define distorted model
Distorted models are those in which one or more terms of the model are not identical with their counterparts in the prototype.
26. Define Scale effect
An effect in fluid flow that results from changing the scale, but not the shape, of a body around which the flow passes.
27.List the advantages of distorted model.
• The results in steeper water surface slopes and magnification of wave heights in model can be obtained by providing true vertical structure with accuracy.
• The model size can be reduced to lower down the cast.
• Sufficient tractate force can be developed to produce bed movement with a small model.
28.Write the dimensions for the followings.
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