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Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines | First Edition | By Pearson

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  • ISBN13:9789353433697
  • ISBN10:935343369X
  • Publisher:Pearson India
  • Language:English
  • Author:Mahesh Kumar
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2019
  • Pages:992
  • SUPC: SDL845356677

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This is an ideal offering for the complete course on Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines. Written in a simple and lucid style, the book covers the basic principles and its application to the solution of engineering problems. This book is apt for self-study by the students and lays down a strong foundation for problem-solving abilities.


1. Emphasis is given on gradual built-up of concepts with numerous illustrations.

2. Exhaustive covergae of Hydraulic machines

3. More than 700 solved examples are provided. Most of these are similar to questions asked in university examination

4. A complete solutions manual is provided for the instructors

About the Author

Mahesh Kumar is an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. He has both B.Tech. and

M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi (now Delhi Technological University, Delhi). He was conferred with a Ph.D. in Mechanical

Engineering from NIT Kurukshetra. He has published over 55 research articles in both national and international journals and also presented over 25 research papers, both at national and international conferences.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids

Chapter 2 Fluid Pressure and Its Measurement

Chapter 3 Hydrostatic Forces on Submerged Surfaces

Chapter 4 Liquids in Relative Equilibrium

Chapter 5 Buoyancy and Floatation

Chapter 6 Fluid Kinematics

Chapter 7 Fluid Dynamics

Chapter 8 Vortex Flow

Chapter 9 Potential Flow (Ideal Fluid Flow)

Chapter 10 Flow Through Orifices and Mouthpieces

Chapter 11 Flow Over Notches and Weirs

Chapter 12 Laminar Flow (Viscous Flow)

Chapter 13 Turbulent Flow in Pipes

Chapter 14 Flow Through Pipes

Chapter 15 Boundary Layer Theory

Chapter 16 Drag and Lift on Submerged Bodies

Chapter 17 Compressible Fluid Flow

Chapter 18 Flow in Open Channels

Chapter 19 Dimensional Analysis and Model Similitude

Chapter 20 Impact of Free Jets and Basics of Fluid Machines

Chapter 21 Pelton Turbine (Impulse Turbine)

Chapter 22 Francis Turbine (Radial Flow Reaction Turbines)

Chapter 23 Propeller and Kaplan Turbines (Axial Flow Reaction Turbines)

Chapter 24 Performances of Hydraulic Turbines

Chapter 25 Centrifugal Pumps

Chapter 26 Reciprocating Pumps

Chapter 27 Hydraulic Systems

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