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# ME2135E Fluid Mechanics Formula sheet

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Centrifugal Pump
Power

Head

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Capacity
Coeff

Head
Coeff

Power
Coeff

Head

Eff

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Eff

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Head

Axial Pump

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Power

Head

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Cavitation

()

Cavitation index:

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Hydrostatic Bearing
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## Absolute flow velocity

Normal component of

Tangential component of

u
r1

u
b1

V=V
n

Inlet velocity triangle
u
r2

u
b2

V
n2

V
t2

V
2

Outlet velocity triangle

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Minimum pumping loss:

Hydrodynamics Bearing-Inclined

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Hydrodynamics Bearing-Rayleigh step

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Flat Plate Boundary Layer Flow Rex=5x10
5

Re

Laminar (Blasius
Solution)

2.59

Turbulent (1/7 Power
Lower vel. profile )

1.29

For laminar flows H varies between 2 and 3, (normal: 1.5~2)

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Blasius Solution:

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Boundary Layer with transition

Attached Flow Point of separation Separated flow:

Pressure decreases in the flow direction, accelerate
the lower part of boundary layer, Result in thinner
boundary layer than the case

Pressure increases in the flow direction, decelerate the
lower part of boundary layer, and cause some fluid
particles adjacent to the wall to be brought to rest.

Navier-Stokes Equation
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Steady Parallel Flow though a straight channel width=2b

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Stream function: CCWPositive, CWNegative, Volume flow:

Incompressible flow:

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Velocity Potential

Differential

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Stream Functions
Flow
Type
Flow Pattern Stream Function
Velocity
Potential
Flow Type Flow Pattern Stream Function Velocity Potential
Parallel
Flow

Source and
Uniform flow
(Half Rankine)

Stagnation Pt: (

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Uniform
Oblique
Flow

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Sink / Source
pair

Source
or Sink

Sink / Source
pair in Uniform
flow (Full Rankine)

Point
Vortex

Doublet

Vortex-
Source

A Doublet in
Uniform flow
(Flow over cylinder)

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Flow with circulation round a
circular cylinder in uniform
flow
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1
1 1
0
0 1
0
tan
2
tan
2 x x
y y q
x x
y y q
y u
t t

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( ) ( )
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2
1
2
1
1
2
0
2
0
0
0
2 2 y y x x
x x q
y y x x
x x q
u u
+

+

+ =
t t
For source and sink at general coordinates (x0,y0) and (x1,y1)

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Sample Q&A
1. NS equation: 2 liquid with diff. , same , no mixing, no pressure grad. Plate moving at U horizontal, gap =h+h
ANS:

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2. NS question: liquid flow on slant plate, zero shear at interface, with gravity g, liquid thickness=h, flow direction as x axis.
ANS:

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3. NS question: liquid flow vertically within 2 fixed plates, under gravity g (direction z), liquid thickness=h.
ANS:

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4. NS question: liquid flow within 2 plates, one fixed, another moves upwards in velocity U, under gravity g, liquid thickness=h
ANS:

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5. NS question: Couette flow, pressure gradient at x direction. Liquid thickness=h
ANS:

6. Stream function: Flow past a cylinder with its axis perpendicular to the direction of flow.
ANS:

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7. Stream function: A vortex with wall.
ANS:

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8. Boundary layer: Skin friction.

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9. Stream function: Two sink Q at x=1 and one source NQ at 0,0
ANS:

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