NPTEL Courses

Fluid Mechanics

This course provides an introduction to Fluid Mechanics, which describes all the physical laws that govern the flow of fluids and gases. Topics covered in this course include Properties of fluids and fundamental concepts, Fluid statics and its applications, Kinematics of fluids, Conservation equations in fluid flow and its applications, Incompressible viscous flow with applications to pipe flow in practice, Principles of similarity, Flow of ideal fluids, Flow with free surface, Few unsteady flow phenomena in practice, Introduction to laminar boundary layer, and Introduction to turbulent flow. The course coverage is balanced with analytical treatments, physical concepts and practical applications. (from nptel.ac.in )


Prof. S.K. Som, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Mechanical engineering

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Lecture 01 - Introduction and Fundamental Concepts I