This lab is dedicated to fulfill the needs of under garaduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) programs. Theory courses such as, ME 2001, ME 2011, and ME 2004 are taught in conjuction with this laboratory. Laboratory courses such as, ME3093 Fluids lab (CE 150 students), ME3094 ME Lab (EE 150 students), ME2092 Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery Lab, (ME 150 students), ME2092 Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery Lab (PE 50 students) are conducted in this lab (number of students with branch code are shown in the bracket). An aim of these courses, covered under our UG and PG program, is to understand the fluid flow behaviour, fluid forces and analysis tools and develope experimental skills completely supporting the class-room delivery of the study-material.

The lab comprises of three sections viz. Fluid Mechanics lab, Fluid Machinery lab, and CFD lab, each with 307.28 sq. meter, 316.32 sq. meter, and 58.24 sq. meter area, respectively. It also accommodates three faculty rooms, three staff rooms, dedicated PG student room, dedicated PG project room with other necessory ammenities.

(Selected pictures)

This lab has basic fluid mechanics and different flow measuring set-ups such as venturimeter, orifice-meter, rotometer, etc. It has Fluid machinery set-ups, such as, Francis turbine, gear pump, monoblock centrifugal pump, Pelton turbine, reciprocating pump, etc.

A lab is well equiped with the following devices:

Drag force apparatus unit (AF-12,AF-10, AF10), Centrifugal pump (demonstration unit), Agilent armature multiplex module(34901A), Dell Precision T 3610 work station, Online infrared thermography equipment, Hot wire anemometer, and Make-T.S1 Dell Precision T 7810 work station

Following research facilities are extended to all the UG and PG students:

Drag force apparatus unit (AF-12,AF-10, AF10), Centrifugal pump (demonstration unit), Agilent armature multiplex module(34901A), Dell Precision T 3610 work station, Online infrared thermography equipment, Hot wire anemometer, and Make-T.S1 Dell Precision T 7810 work station to perform low to high end programming and CFD numerical-experimentation work.

This lab is dedicatedly used for the testing of various fluid flow related devices on a charge basis.

A) Fluid MechanicsLaboratory (CYCLE I)

List of experiments:

1. Calibration of venturi/nozzle/orifice meter for measurement of discharge. (Lab mannual)

2. Calibration of triangular/rectangular notch. (Lab mannual)

3. Determination of head losses (minor losses) in pipes due to bends and elbows. (Lab mannual)

4. Determination of pipe friction factor for flow through a given circular pipe. (Lab mannual)

5. Flow past a small orifice to determine the various coefficients of it. (Lab mannual)

B) Fluid Machinery Laboratory(CYCLE II)

List of experiments:

1. Determination of performance characteristics of Francis turbine. (Lab mannual)

2. Determination of performance characteristics of gear pump. (Lab mannual)

3. Determination of performance characteristics of mono block centrifugal pump. (Lab mannual)

4. Determination of performance characteristics of Pelton turbine. (Lab mannual)

5. Determination of performance characteristics of reciprocating pump. (Lab mannual)

Evaluation Policy:

Internal Assessment: (60 Marks)

1) Experimentation and Rough Record (20 Marks)

2) Spot Viva (10 Marks)

3) Fair Record (15 Marks)

4) Final Objective Test (15 Marks)

Final Assessment: (40 Marks)

1) End Exam [Exam (30 Marks) and Viva (10 Marks)]

This lab is dedicated to the development of the following numerical-experimentation skills of the advanced undergaraduate and post graduate students: Development of algorithms and computer programs, Roots of equations through bisection method, Newton - Raphson method, Numerical solution of linear algebraic equations using tri-diagonal matrix algorithm and Gauss-Siedel iterative scheme, Curve fitting and interpolation, Numerical integration using trapezoidal rules, Simpson's rules, Numerical differentiation using forward, backward and central difference formulae, and Solution of ordinary differential equations using fourth order Runge-Kutta method.

Lab 1: A computer program for finding roots of any given equation using the Newton-Raphson and Bisection Method

Lab 2: A computer program for solving ODE using Euler and RK methods

Lab 3: Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Mixing Elbow

Lab 4: Study of flow separation or bifurcation

Lab 5: Heat transfer in a concentric pipe and comparison with the experimental data

Lab 6: Combined shear and pressure-driven Couette flow, comparison with analytical data, and comparison of first-order and second-order convection schemes

Lab 7: Unsteady heat transfer from a suddenly-dropped hot square plate in cold water – Heisler chart

Lab 8: A computer program for solving 1D PDE using the explicit method.

Lab 9: Implementation of TDMA using a Computer program.

Lab 10: Computer program to solve unsteady 1D-heat conduction using TDMA.

1) Dr. Gangadhara Kiran Kumar L, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Web page link)

2) Dr. Simon Peter, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Web page link)

3) Dr. Sumer Dirbude, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Web page link)

Supervisor

Email: pak66@nitc.ac.in

Mob: 9037693306, 7025585998

2) Mr. P Anand,

Sinior Mechanic (Slection Grade)

Email: anandanp@nitc.ac.in

Mob: 9446647176

Web site modified in February 2021.