Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab (FM Lab)
Engineering is applying scientific knowledge to find solutions for problems of practical importance. A basic knowledge of Fluid mechanics and machinery is essential for all the scientists and engineers as they frequently come across a variety of problems involving flow of fluids such as in aerodynamics, force of fluids on structural surfaces, fluid transport. The facilities of Fluid mechanics and Machinery Laboratory are used, to run demonstrative experiments to Mechanical, Civil and Biotechnology Engineering students.
This course is an indispensable supplement to the Fluid mechanics and machinery theory. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics. The lab experiments are broadly classified into individual experiments and group experiments. Under individual experiments, tests are conducted on calibration of veturimeter, orificemeter, flow nozzle, V-notch. It also includes experiments on impact of jet on vanes, determination of major and minor energy losses, friction coefficient etc. Group experiments consists conduction of performance test on Pelton wheel, Francis and Kaplan water turbines, single stage and multi stage centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pump, reciprocating air compressor and air blower. Students undergo training in this lab during their V semester.