Advanced Concepts in Fluid Mechanics

By Prof. Suman Chakraborty & Prof. Aditya Bandopadhyay   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 4298
This is a course which deals with advanced concepts in Fluid Mechanics. The subject Fluid Mechanics has a wide scope and is of prime importance in several fields of engineering and science. Present course 
emphasizes the fundamental underlying fluid mechanical principles and application of those principles to solve real life problems. Special attention is given towards deriving all the governing equations starting 
from the fundamental principle. There is a well-balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations along with examples and exercise problems of practical importance. After completion of the course, the students will 
have a strong fundamental understanding of the basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply the basic principles to analyze fluid mechanical systems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:   UG & PG students of Metallurgy, Nano Science & Nanotechnology, Chemical Engg, Chemistry, Electronics, Electrical, Physics, and Material Science etc. R&D personnel in industries
PREREQUISITES:            Basic knowledge of Engineering Mathematics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    Oil Companies (IOCL, SHELL, BPCL and others), Automobile and Aviation companies  (GE, AIRBUS, TATA Motors and others)
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1:  Essential Mathematical Foundations
Week 2:  Kinematics of Fluid Flows
Week 3:  Dynamics of Inviscid Flows
Week 4:  Potential Flows
Week 5:  Integral forms of Conservation Equations: Reynolds Transport Theorem
Week 6:  Dynamics of Viscous Flows: Derivation of Navier-Stokes Equation
Week 7:  Exact Solutions of Navier-Stokes Equations for Fully Developed Laminar Flows and some Unsteady Flows
Week 8:  Laminar Boundary Layers
Week 9:  Instability; Introduction to Turbulence
Week 10: Turbulence (contd.); Fluid flow about Immersed bodies
Week 11: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Week 12: Creeping Flows; Microscale Fluid Flows

Books and references

1. Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen, David R Dowling, Fluid Mechanics(Fifth Edition), Academic Press 2. Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics (Eighth Edition), McGraw-HillEducation 3. Fox, R. W., McDonald, A. T., & Pritchard, P. J., Fluid Mechanics(Eighth Edition), John Wiley & Sons 4. S K Som, Gautam Biswas, Suman Chakraborty, Introduction to FluidMechanics and Fluid Machines (Third Edition), McGraw Hill Education

Instructor bio

Dr. Suman Chakraborty is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, and Indian National Academy of Engineering Chair Professor. He is also currently the Head, School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur. He has offered a significant number of video courses through the NPTEL programme. These courses include: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluids Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Microfluidics. He has also taught in an online programme (under NMEICT) titled “Talk to 10 Thousand Teachers”. He has also taught live modular courses in the International Summer Winter Term and Knowledge Dissemination Programme. He has research interests in the area of Microfluidics and Micro/Nano scale transport processes, including their theoretical, computational, and experimental modeling, encompassing the underlying fundamentals as well as bio-medical, bio-technological, chip cooling, and energy related applications. As recognition of his research, he has been awarded the Santi Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in the year 2013. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), recipient of the Indo-US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/ Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has further been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University. He has 280+ International Journal publications.
Dr. Aditya Bandopadhyay is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. His research interests include micro- and nanofluidics, transport through porous media, and electrohydrodynamics. He completed his Dual Degree from IIT Kharagpur (Insitute Silver Medal) in
2012 and received his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur in 2015. After this he was a postdoctoral researcher in CNRS Geosciences, Rennes, France working on fundamental aspects of subsurface transport. After this he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the TU Darmstadt, Germany working on electrohydrodynamic instabilities of binary fluid systems. He was selected an associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2018.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 16 November 2019Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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