Tuesday, September 13, 2011

GATE 2012 - Syllabus for Fluid Mechanics (XE: Section B)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering - GATE 2012

Last Date : 17 October 2011 (Apply Online)
Start Date : 12 September 2011

Organizing Institute : Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Candidates have to Apply only ONLINE. The application fee is Rs 1000/- for GENERAL/OBC/ category and Rs 500/- for SC/ST/PD category candidates.
Date of Online Examination: 29-01-2012 (Sunday)       
Date of Offline Examination: 12-02-2012 (Sunday)

Syllabus for Fluid Mechanics (XE: Section B) (Optional Section)

Fluid Properties:
Relation between stress and strain rate for Newtonian fluids.
Hydrostatics:
Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged bodies.
Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluid motion, concept of local and convective accelerations, steady and unsteady flows, control volume analysis for mass, momentum and energy.
Differential equations of mass and momentum (Euler equation), Bernoulli's equation and its applications.
Concept of fluid rotation, vorticity, stream function and potential function.
Potential flow: elementary flow fields and principle of superposition, potential flow past a circular cylinder.
Dimensional analysis:
Concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity, importance of non-dimensional numbers.
Fully-developed pipe flow, laminar and turbulent flows, friction factor, Darcy-Weisbach relation.
Qualitative ideas of boundary layer and separation, streamlined and bluff bodies, drag and lift forces.
Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter, pitot-static tube and orifice plate

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