Fluid Mechanics

By Prof. Subashisa Dutta   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 3271

Fluid Mechanics is an inter-disciplinary course covering the basic principles and its applications in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering The students will have new problem-solving approaches like control volume concept and streamline patterns which are nowadays required to solve the real-life complex problems. The visualisation of the fluid-flow problems will be demonstrated to enhance student’s interest on the subject.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Propulsion
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction And Basic Concepts
Week 2 : Properties Of Fluids
Week 3 : Pressure And Fluid Statics
Week 4 : Fluid Kinematics
Week 5 : Mass, Bernoulli, And Energy Equations
Week 6 : Momentum Analysis Of Flow Systems
Week 7 : Dimensional Analysis And Modeling
Week 8 : Flow In Pipes
Week 9 : Differential Analysis Of Fluid Flow
Week 10 : Approximate Solution Of Navier Stokes Equation
Week 11 : Drag And Lift
Week 12 : Introduction To Open Channel Flow

Books and references

Fluid Mechanics 
  3. Mc GRAW HILL Publications 
Fluid Mechanics 
  1. Frank M. White 
  2. Mc GRAW HILL Publications
Fluid Mechanics 
  1. MIT OpenCourseware

Instructor bio

Prof. Subashisa Dutta

IIT Guwahati
Prof. Subashisa Dutta, Having more than 15 years experience of teaching in IIT Guwahati for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Fluid Mechanics course in undergraduate level was instructed five times by the Subject Matter Expert. Bcsides this, he developed a NPTEL web course on Fluid Mechanics for undergraduate students. ln the research and consultancies work of mathematical modeling of different rivers like the Brahmaputra, he has been exposed to real life challenging works. In this course, some of the real life problems will be discussed

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: 29 October 2022 Morning 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

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 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 Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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