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Duration :
Eligibility : 10th with Science & Mathematics
Intake : 25/40/60(As approved by AICTE/State Govt.)
Pattern of the Examination : Semester System
Assessment Type : The assessment will we carry out through credit point system/Learning Based Out comes
Theory & Practical Ratio : 50: 50
Industrial Training: Included after IInd Semester
Ecology & Environment : As pe Government Directions a subject named Environmental Science & Energy Management has been included.
Entrepreneurship Development: A subject on Entrepreneurship Development has been incorporated after IInd Semester.
General Proficiency : A provision of 6 periods per week has been made. It Included of various cocurricular activities like games, hobby clubs, seminars, declamation contests, extension lectures, NCC, NSS, cultural activities and discipline etc.


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3.1         Pressure, intensity of pressure, pressure head, Pascal's law and its applications.


3.2         Total pressure, resultant pressure, and centre of pressure.


3.3         Total pressure and centre of pressure on horizontal, vertical and inclined plane surfaces of rectangular, triangular, trapezoidal shapes and circular.


(No derivation)


4.1         Atmospheric pressure, gauge pressure, vacuum pressure and absolute pressure.


4.2         Piezometer, simple manometer and differential manometer, Bourdon gauge and dead weight pressure gauge.

6.1         Venturimeter and mouthpiece


6.2         Pitot tube


6.3         Orifice and Orifice meter


6.4         Current meters


6.5         Notches and weirs (simple numerical problems)

7.1         Definition of pipe flow; Reynolds number, laminar and turbulent flow - explained through Reynolds’s experiment


7.2         Critical velocity and velocity distributions in a pipe for laminar flow


7.3         Head loss in pipe lines due to friction, sudden expansion and sudden contraction, entrance, exit, obstruction and change of direction (No derivation of formula)


7.4         Flow from one reservoir to another through a long pipe of uniform cross section (simple problems)


7.5         Pipes in series and parallel


7.6         Water hammer phenomenon and  its effects (only definition and description)



Definition of an open channel, uniform flow and non-uniform flow


8.2         Discharge through channels using

i)                    Chezy's formula (no derivation)

ii)                  Manning's formula (no derivation)

iii)                Simple Numerical Problems


8.3         Most economical channel sections (no derivation)

i)                    Rectangular

ii)                  Trapezoidal

iii)                Simple Numerical Problems


8.4         Head loss in open channel due to friction

Hydraulic pump, reciprocating pump, centrifugal pumps, overview of different types of turbines. (No numerical and derivations)

(May be demonstrated with the help of working models)


Note:  Visit to Hydraulic research station is must to explain the various concepts.


i)                    To verify Bernoulli’s Theorem


ii)                  To find out venturimeter coefficient


iii)                To determine coefficient of velocity (C), Coefficient of discharge (C) Coefficient of contraction (C) of an orifice and verify the relation between them


iv)                To perform Reynolds’s experiment


v)                  To verify loss of head in pipe flow due to

a)                  Sudden enlargement

b)                  Sudden contraction

c)                  Sudden bend


vi)                Demonstration of use of current meter and pitot tube


vii)              To determine coefficient of discharge of a rectangular notch/triangular notch.



Fluid Mechanics being a fundamental subject, faculties are expected to lay considerable stress on understanding the basic concepts, principles and their applications. For this purpose, faculties are expected to give simple problems in the class room so as to develop necessary knowledge for comprehending the basic concepts and principles. As far as possible, the teaching of the subject be supplemented by demonstrations and practical work in the laboratory. Visit to hydraulic research stations must be carried out.