In Fluid mechanics, we have discussed different energy losses of fluid flow through pipes and studied the Viscous fluid flow in the pipe. In this article, let us see how to calculate the Power Transmission Through Pipes and the maximum efficiency. Power Transmission Through Pipes Power is transmitted through pipes by flowing water or other […]
Fluid Mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with the behaviour of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics can be divided into two subfields fluid statics, which studies fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics, which studies fluids in motion. Fluid mechanics is based on several mathematical relationships that describe the kinematics, stress, conservation, regulation, and constitutive properties of fluids.
Hydraulic Machines are defined as those machines which convert either hydraulic energy (energy possessed by water) into mechanical energy (which is further converted into electrical energy ) or mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. The hydraulic machines, which convert the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy, are called turbines while the hydraulic machines which convert the mechanical energy into hydraulic energy are called pumps.
Energy Losses in Fluid Flow Through Pipe
With Reynold’s experiment, we have discussed the laminar flow and turbulent flow, and how the transition happens from Laminar to turbulent. In fluid flow, we need to understand and study different energy losses. In this article, we will discuss what are the different major and minor energy losses in a fluid flow. Energy Losses in […]
Reynold’s Experiment in Fluid Dynamics
In Fluid Dynamics, Reynold’s number helps us determine the flow type such as laminar or turbulent. In the previous articles, we have already seen how we can find Reynold’s number. This article will discuss how we can determine Reynold’s number by using Reynold’s Experiment. Turbulent Flow The laminar flow has been discussed in the previous […]
How to calculate the Coefficient of Viscosity of a Fluid?
The coefficient of Viscosity is the resistance to the flow of viscous fluid. It is denoted with the μ. Determining the Coefficient of Viscosity can be done with different experimental methods. In this article, we will derive the expression to determine the Coefficient of Viscosity also we will discuss the different experimental methods of Determining […]
What is Loss of Head Due to Friction in Viscous Flow?
The Fluids that have higher viscosity are known as viscous fluids and they will have very less velocity flow. The most common and general example of viscous fluid is honey, grease and oil. We have been discussing kinematics and the dynamics of the fluid. We already discussed the Loss of Head of a viscous fluid flow in […]
Power Absorbed In Viscous Flow
We have been discussing kinematics and the dynamics of the fluid. In this article, we will discuss Power Absorbed In Viscous Flow. The Fluids that have higher viscosity are known as viscous fluids and they will have very less velocity flow. The most common examples of viscous fluid are honey, grease and oil. Let us discuss more […]
The Study of Viscous Fluid between two Parallel Plates
We have been discussing kinematics and the dynamics of the fluid. In this article, we will discuss the study of the flow of the Viscous Fluid between two Parallel Plates. The Fluids that have higher viscosity are known as viscous fluids and they will have very less velocity flow. The most common and general example of viscous […]
The study of Flow of Viscous Fluid in a Pipe
We have been discussing kinematics and the dynamics of the fluid. In this article, we will discuss the study of the flow of the Viscous fluid in a pipe. The Fluids that have higher viscosity are known as viscous fluids and they will have very less velocity flow. The most common and general examples of viscous […]
What are the Hydraulic Coefficients of Orifice?
An Orifice Meter is a device used for measuring the rate of now of a fluid through a pipe. It also works on the same Bernoulli’s principle as that of the Venturimeter. In this article, we will discuss the different Hydraulic Coefficients of Orifice meter in a detailed manner. Orifice Meter It consists of a flat circular […]
Pitot Tube: Construction, Working Principle, Flow Velocity Equation
A Pitot tube is a measuring instrument used to determine the velocity of the fluid in a pipe or a channel. It also works on Bernoulli’s principle as the Orifice meter and Venturimeter. Let us discuss more details on the Pitot tube, how it works and how we can find the Flow Velocity Equation of a […]
Orifice Meter: Construction, Working Principle, Discharge Equation
An Orifice Meter is a device used for measuring the rate of now of a fluid through a pipe. It also works on the same Bernoulli’s principle as that of the Venturimeter. It is a cheaper device compared to Venturimeter. Let us discuss more details of the Orifice Meter such as the construction, working principle, […]
Venturimeter: Parts, Working priciple, Discharge equation, Venturi Effect
We have discussed the Bernoulli’s Equation of motion (based on the Eulers Euqation). The Venturieter is a flowmeter that used to measure the flow rates of fluids in a pipe in many industries. This Venturimeter works on the principle of Bernoulli’s Equation. Let us disucc more details such as the construction, working principle, different parts […]
Euler’s Equation of Motion in Fluid Dynamics | Bernoulli’s Equation
In the previous article, we discussed the velocity and acceleration at a point in a fluid flow, without taking into consideration the forces causing the flow. In this article, we will study the behaviour of fluid flow due to the forces exerted by gravity and pressure with help of the Euler’s Equation of Motion. Equation […]
What is Vortex Flow? | Equation of Motion of Vortex Flow
We have discussed the different types of fluid flows already, where we discussed 6 types to determine the velocity and the acceleration of the flow. Vortex Flow comes under laminar and Turbulent flow. Vortex flow is defined as the flow of a fluid along a curved path or the flow of a rotating mass. An […]
Velocity and Acceleration of a Fluid Flow
In the previous article, we discussed the types of Fluid flows, Fluid discharge (Q) and the Continuity Equations for a fluid flow. From the types of fluid flow, we can easily determine the velocity and acceleration components of the fluid flow. Velocity In fluid Mechanics, the velocity is defined as the change of position with […]
What is Continuity Equation in three Dimensions and Polar coordinates?
In the previous article, we have discussed the continuity equation in fluid mechanics, from the law of conservation of mass. In this article, we will discuss the continuity equation of fluid-particle in the three-dimensions and also in the Polar coordinates. Continuity Equation As we stated the equation based on the law of conservation of mass […]
Different Types of Fluid Flows, Fluid Velocity and Discharge
In fluid Mechanics, There are different types of Fluid flow, and a Study of these types of fluid flows will help us determine the flow discharge, velocity and acceleration of the fluids. Once the velocity is known, then the pressure distribution and forces acting on the fluid can be determined effortlessly. Let us discuss these […]
How to calculate Pressure of Atmosphere?
In the previous article, we have discussed the Gas constant in a very detailed manner, in which we have briefed about the Isothermal and Adiabatic Processes. In the Isothermal process, the temperature remains constant. Whereas the Adiabatic process, there is no heat exchange to and from the gas. Let us briefly discuss these to calculate […]
How to Measure the Pressure with Manometers?
In metrology, there are different types of measuring instruments such as Linear measuring instruments, comparators, Indicators, interferometers and angular measuring instruments. For the measurement of Pressure in Fluids, we use Manometers and mechanical gauges. In this article, we have discussed the broad classification of the Manometers in a detailed manner. Before getting into the main […]
How to calculate Weight Lifted by Hydraulic Jack?
We have discussed Pascal’s Law, Now in this article how we can calculate the weight lifted by Hydraulic Jack with help of Pascal’s Law. Pascal’s Law states that the pressure or intensity of pressure at a point in a static fluid is equal in all directions. Pascal’s law is used in many industrial applications, one […]