This is an advanced course in Fluid Mechanics. The subject Fluid Mechanics has a wide scope and is of prime importance in several fields of engineering and science. Present course emphasizes the fundamental underlying fluid mechanical principles and application of those principles to solve real life problems. Special attention is given towards deriving all the governing equations starting from the fundamental principle. There is a well balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations along with examples and exercise problems of practical importance. After completion of the course, the students will have a strong fundamental understanding of the basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply the basic principles to analyze fluid mechanical systems.
Suman Chakraborty is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, and Indian National Academy of Engineering Chair Professor. He is also currently the Head, School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur. He has offered a significant number of video courses through the NPTEL programme. These courses include: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluids Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Microfluidics. He has also taught in an online programme (under NMEICT) titled \u201cTalk to 10 Thousand Teachers\u201d. He has also taught live modular courses in the International Summer Winter Term and Knowledge Dissemination Programme. He has research interests in the area of Microfluidics and Micro/Nano scale transport processes, including their theoretical, computational, and experimental modeling, encompassing the underlying fundamentals as well as bio-medical, bio-technological, chip cooling, and energy related applications. As recognition of his research, he has been awarded the Santi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the year 2013. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (FNA), Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), recipient of the Indo-US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/ Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has further been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University.