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VEL TECH HIGH TECH Dr.RANGARAJAN Dr.

SAKUNTHALA ENGINEERING COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CH2203 FLUID MECHANICS Sem:III CYCLE TEST II (Unit III & IV)
# Question Paper I #

Year:II

2 Marks 1. Define Stable and Unstable equilibrium (April/May 2005) 2. Define similitude and mention three types of similarity (Nov/Dec 2012) 3. Define sphericity.(Nov/Dec 2003) 4. Define displacement thickness (April/May 2008) 5. Bernoullis Equation ( May/June 2006) 8 Marks 6. a) Compare and distinguish between Rotameter and Venturimeter (May/June 2009) (OR) b) A pipe conveying a discharge of 0.3m3/s enlarges in the area suddenly from 0.15m2 to 0.6m2. If the pressure of water in the smaller part of pipe line is 100Kpa. Calculate Head loss due to sudden enlargement. (April/May2008)

16 Marks 7. a) Water with a kinematic viscosity of 10-6 m2/s flows through a 20cm diameter pipe. What would be the velocity of water have to be for the flow of water to be dynamically similar to the flow of oil (its kinematic viscosity 10 -5 m2/sec) flowing through the sane pipe at a velocity of 2m/s. (OR) b) The inlet and throat diameters of a horizontal venturimeter are 30 cm and 10 cm respectively. The liquid flowing through the meter is water. The pressure intensity at inlet is 13.734N/cm2 while the vacuum pressure head at the throat is 37 cm of mercury. Find the rate of flow. Assume that 4% of the differential head is lost

between the inlet and the throat. Find also the value of C d for the venturimeter. ( April/May2010) 8. a) Discuss the losses due to sudden contraction in pipes and how can they be minimized. (OR)

b) Explain the fluid flow (Concepts) through packed beds and fluidized beds.(Nov/Dec 2010)

VEL TECH HIGH TECH Dr.RANGARAJAN Dr.SAKUNTHALA ENGINEERING COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CH2203 FLUID MECHANICS Sem:III CYCLE TEST II (Unit III & IV)
# Question Paper II #

Year:II

2 Marks 1. Define fluidization 2. Define Froude number and write its significance (May/June 2006) 3. What are scale effects in model studies? (May/June 2009) 4. What are the minor loses in a flow through pipe (Nov/Dec, 2009,2010 ,2012, April/May 2008) 5. What is darcy-weisbach equation and write its significance 8 Marks

6. a) Explain about the Buckinghams pi theorem method of finding the dimensionless number (April/May 2010, May/June 2009) (OR) b) Derive the Darcy-Weisbech expression for the loss of head due to friction in the pipe line and write the Chezys formula (April/May 2008) 16 arks 7. a) The ratio of lengths of a sub marine and its model is 30:1. The speed of sub marine (prototype) is 10 m/s. The model is to be tested in a wind tunnel. Find the speed of air in wind tunnel. Also determine the ratio of drag (Resistance) between the model and prototype. Take the value of kinematic viscosities for sea water and air as 0.012 stokes and 0.016 stokes respectively. The density of sea water and air is taken as 1030 kg/m 3 and 1.24kg/m3. (May/June 2009) (OR) b) In a 100 m diameter horizontal pipe, a venturimeter of 0.5 contraction ratio has been fixed. The head of water on the meter when there is no flow is 3m (gauge). Find the rate of flow for which the throat pressure will be 2 meters of water absolute. The coefficient of meter is 0.97. Take atmospheric pressure head as 10.3 m of water May/June 2008, April/May 2009) 8. a)Derive the Hagen - Poiseuille formula for laminar flow through circular pipes (May/June 2009) (OR) b) Discuss the application and functioning of Orifice meter, Weirs and notches (Nov/Dec 2012