PCH232 SELECTED TOPICS IN FLUID
MECHANICS 


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T 
P 
Cr 

3 
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3.5 
Course
Objective:
To learn
the basics
and advanced concepts of fluids and fluid flow including flow of compressible
fluids, laminar and turbulent boundary layer flows and multiphase flow.
Introduction: Basic fluid flow
concepts, Velocity and stress fields, Classification of fluids, Fluid
kinematics, NavierStokes Equation, Energy equation
(Bernoulli), Pipe flows, Pumps and compressors.
Flow
of Compressible Fluids:
Basic Equations and assumptions, Isentropic flow
through nozzles, Adiabatic friction flow, Isothermal friction flow, Sonic and
Subsonic flows
Boundary
Layer: Laminar
and turbulent boundary layer flows, Boundary layer parameters, Prandtl’s boundary layer equations, Blasius
solution, vonKarman momentum integral equation, Boundary layer separation.
Flow Pattern: Flow pattern of
gasliquid and liquid liquid concurrent flow in horizontal and vertical tubes.
Pressure Drop and
Holdup: Holdup relations for various multiphase flow
regimes, Friction factor models and Correlations of LokhartMartinelli
and Hughmark, Evaporating and condensing one
component flow, Equations of change with interphase
transport.
Drops and Bubble
Dynamics: Formation
of drops and bubbles, Motion of single drops and bubbles, Effect of
circulations and interaction for drops and bubbles.
Course
learning outcomes (CLOs):
The
students will be able to:
1. apply the differential equations of fluid mechanics including the
impact of assumptions
2. estimate boundary layer parameters for different flows
3. apply the compressible flow equations and multiphase flow correlations
4. perform dynamics of drops and bubbles quantitatively
Recommended Books:
1. McCabe, W., Smith, J., and Harriot, P., Unit
Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGrawHill (2005).
2.
Perry, R.H. and Green, D.W., Perry’s Chemical
Engineer’s Handbook, McGrawHill (1997).
3.
Foust, A.S., Wenzel, L.A., and Clump, C.W., Principles of Unit
Operations, Wiley & Sons (1980).
4. Walls, G.B., One Dimensional Twophase Flow, McGrawHill (1969).
5. Govier, G.W., and Aziz, K., Flow of Complex
Mixture in Pipes, Van Norstand Reinhold Co. (1972).