Apr 20, 2022
Fluid mechanics is widely used both in everyday activities and in the design of modern engineering systems, from vacuum cleaners to supersonic aircraft. To begin ..
Sep 16, 2021
A manometer is a device used to measure the pressure of a fluid by balancing it against a column of a liquid. Five different types of manometers are shown ..
Feb 20, 2021
Gas Laws explain the behavior of an ideal gas in terms of temperature, pressure, volume. The following are the some of the important gas laws: Boyle’s Law Charles ..
Jan 25, 2021
Pascal’s law states that A small force (F1) is applied to piston with a small area (A1) produces a much large force F2 on the larger piston. It is schematically ..
Feb 3, 2020
Understanding the properties of fluids is essential to analyze their behavior in working conditions. In this article, we have covered the fluid properties ..
Feb 28, 2018
The interplay of the forces of the cohesion and adhesion explains the phenomena of capillarity. When a liquid is in contact with a solid, if the forces of adhesion ..
Oct 21, 2017
In this article, we have described briefly the different types of frictional resistances such as dry friction, fluid friction and internal friction encountered ..
Oct 9, 2017
In fluid mechanics, the pressure results from a normal compressive force acting on an area. The pressure ‘P’ is defined as force (F) per unit area (A). ..
Oct 8, 2017
The pressure in a fluid at rest increases with depth, any body immersed in the fluid will have a greater pressure exerted over its lower surfaces than over its upper ..
May 3, 2017
During 17th century, Daniel Bernoulli investigated the forces present in a moving fluid, derived an equation and named it as an Bernoulli’s equation. Below ..
Nov 21, 2016
A fluid at rest cannot resist shearing forces and if such forces act on a fluid in contact with a solid boundary as shown in below figure, the fluid will ..
Sep 12, 2016
Pipes are circular in cross section area, identical to the shape of a roll of paper towels. We generally use pipes in our homes to supply water from water tank to kitchen, ..
Aug 26, 2016
In fluid dynamics, the pipe flow equation most commonly used is the Darcy-Weisbach equation that prescribes the head loss hf to be: Where ‘L’ is the pipe ..
Jul 8, 2016
Fluids are defined as substance that flow or deform under the applied shear stress. Fluid has no definite shape of its own. It assumes the shape of its container. ..