Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

By Prof. Vijay Gupta   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 228
This course introduces the subject of fluid mechanics from the conceptual and applications point of view. While it covers all the material required for GATE, it adds interesting insights into applications of fluid mechanics (without advanced mathematics), more than what is covered in most books in fluid mechanics.

PRE-REQUISITE :First year math coursesĀ 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT :It is a core course

INTENDED AUDIENCE :Undergraduate students; Students preparing for GATE
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1:Introduction to Fluid Flow; Fluid-Flow PhenomenaFluid Statics - Pressure; Manometry and Surface Tension; Forces on Submerged Surfaces
Week 2:Fluid Statics - Pressure; Manometry and Surface Tension; Forces on Submerged Surfaces
Week 3:Description of Flows; Graphical Description of Flows
Week 4:Conservation of Mass; Energy Equation
Week 5:EnergyEquation Continued; Engineering Energy Equation
Week 6:MomentumEquation; Differential Form of the Momentum Equation; Some Exact Solutions of N-S Equations
Week 7:Similitude and Modelling - I; Similitude and Scale Factors Approach; Similitude (Continued)
Week 8:Flow Measurement; Flow though Pipes; Flow though Pipes (Continued)
Week 9:Approximations in Fluid Mechanics; Low Reynolds number Flows
Week 10:Inviscid flows; Potential flows - I; Potential flows - II
Week 11:Lift on Wings; Propellers and Wind Turbines; Boundary layer Flows
Week 12:Integral methods in boundary layers; Separation in boundary layers; Application to ball games

Books and references

Gupta, Vijay and S K Gupta. Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications, 3rd Ed.. New Age Publishers. New Delhi. 2013

Instructor bio

Prof. Vijay Gupta

IIT Delhi
Vijay Gupta studied at IIT Delhi and at University of Minnesota. He was professor and Dean at IIT Kanpur, Director at Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh, Vice-chancellor at Lovely Professional University, Jallandhar, and at Sharda University, Greater Noida. His area of research interest include experimental aerodynamics and bio-fluid mechanics.

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: 23 April 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 Madras. 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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