Fluid Mechanics Applications

Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics which involves the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. It is a branch of continuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms, that is, it models matter from a macroscopic viewpoint rather than from a microscopic viewpoint. Fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many unsolved or partly solved problems. Fluid mechanics can be mathematically complex, and can best be solved by numerical methods, typically using computers. A modern discipline, called computational fluid dynamics (CFD), is devoted to this approach to solving fluid mechanics problems. Particle image velocimetry, an experimental method for visualizing and analyzing fluid flow, also takes advantage of the highly visual nature of fluid flow.

NOTE: This book was created as a project in the autumn semester of 2014 by the students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, ZHCET, AMU, Aligarh, registered in the course ME231. Ninety eight students participated in it. Each student contributed a chapter in this book.


  1. Aabdoz: Underwater Vehicle Design
  2. A40: Pressure measurement
  3. A2MA33: How fluid flows in a combustion chamber
  4. A07 Dimples on Golf Ball
  5. B25:Supersonic Flow In Convergent-Divergent Type of Nozzles
  6. A28:Fluid Flow
  7. A32:Similarity analysis applied to vehicles
  9. B18:Turbines
  10. A13: Anemometers and their Applications
  12. B32 submarine lift and drag
  13. B20: pitot static tube in compressible flow
  14. B47 Vacuum Cleaner
  15. A50:Optimisation of Intake Manifold of a Car
  16. A26: Submersible Pumps
  17. B07: application of laminar and turbulent flow
  18. B10: Archimedes Principle
  19. B-34: Sudden contraction
  20. B35: gasification study
  21. B-12:Role of braking system in automobiles
  22. B14: Fluid flow in turbine
  23. B21:Barometer
  24. A01 Principle of Flight
  26. B13:General Study Of Aerofoil Designing And Their Uses in Different Scenarios