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FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Time: 3 hours

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a)State Newton’s law of viscosity. What is the effect of temperature on viscosity of

various fluids?

b)A cylinder of 0.30m diameter rotates concentrically inside a fixed cylinder of 0.31m

diameter. Both the cylinders are 0.3m long. Determine the viscosity of the liquid which

fills the space between the cylinders if a torque of 0.98N-m is required to maintain an

2.

angular velocity of 2

rad/s.

[8+8]

a)Define streamline, streak line and a path line

b) The stream function for a particular flow is

potential flow.

The stream function for a particular flow is potential flow. = x 3 – y 3

= x 3 y 3 . Show that the flow cannot be a

[8+8]

3.

a) List out the minor losses in closed conduit flow and discuss their significance

[6]

b) A 6 cm diameter pipe has a discharge of 450 lit/min. At a section the pipe has a sudden

expansion to a sixe of 9 cm diameter. If the pressure just upstream of the expansion is 20 kN/ m 2 , calculate the pressure just after the expansion. Assume the pipe to be horizontal

[10]

4.

a)A jet of water 75mm in diameter issues with a velocity of 30m/sec and impinges on a

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stationary flat plate normally. Find the force exerted by the jet on the plate.

b) Find the impact of jet striking a normal flat plate when the plate is stationary

[8]

[8]

5.

a)

Give different classification of hydro electric power plants and explain at least two

power plants with neat sketches.

[8]

b)Explain in detail mini and micro hydropower plants.

6. a) Differentiate between inward and outward flow reaction turbines

[8]

[8]

b)

Design a Francis turbine having radial blades with width to diameter ratio at inlet and

outlet

flow ratio 0.2, speed

as 0.5 and 0.7 respectively. Head of 70m, speed 500rpm, brake power 300kW,

ratio 0.7, hydraulic efficiency 95% and overall efficiency 85%.

[8]

7. a) Explain unit speed, unit power and unit discharge.

(6)

(b) Tests were conducted on a Francis turbine of 0.8 m diameter under a head of 9 m. The turbine running at 240 r.p.m. developed 84.5 kW and the water consumption was 1.2 m 3 /s. If the same turbine is operated under a head of 16 m, predict its new speed,

discharge and power developed.

(10)

8. Explain with neat sketches the working of a single- stage centrifugal pump. 1 of 1

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a)Classify fluids. What are the various properties of fluids?

[6+10]

b)A cylinder of diameter 0.1m rotates in an annular sleeve of internal diameter 0.102m at

100rpm. The cylinder is 0.25m long. If the dynamic viscosity of the lubricant between the two

cylinders is 0.9 paise, find the torque needed to drive the cylinder against viscous resistance.

2. a)Define path line, streak line and the streamline. For what type of flow these lines are

identical? b)A two-dimensional flow field is given by

the velocities at A(1,2) and B(2,2). What is the discharge between the streamlines passing through these points?

[8+8]

between the streamlines passing through these points? [8+8] = 3xy. Determine the stream function. Determine a)

= 3xy. Determine the stream function. Determine

a)

3. Describe the Reynold’s experiment with the help of a neat sketch.

[6]

b)

Two reservoirs with a difference in water surface elevations of 10m are connected by a pipe

line ABC which consists of two pipes of AB and BC joined in series. Pipe AB is 10cm in diameter, 20m long and has a value of f =0.02. Pipe BC is of 16cm diameter, 25m long and has f=0.018. The

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5.

100 mm and its velocity is 45 cm/sec. Find the force exerted by the jet on the plate

b) Find the impact of jet striking an inclined flat plate when the plate is stationary

[8]

[8]

a)What is the function of draft tube? List various types of draft tubes and explain them with

neat sketches

b)

[8+8]

junctions with the reservoirs and between the pipes are abrupt. Calculate the discharge

considering all minor losses.

[10]

a)A jet of liquid with specific gravity of 0.85 strikes a fixed flat plate. The diameter of the jet is

How a storage tank helps in reducing in water hammer effect? Describe the various types of

surge tanks with necessary sketches.

6. a)A pipeline 1200m long supplies water to 3 single jet Pelton wheels. The head above the nozzle

is 360m. The velocity coefficient for the nozzle is 0.98 and the coefficient of friction for the pipeline is 0.02. The turbine efficiency based on the head at the nozzle is 0.85. The specific speed of each turbine is 15.3 (in m, kW, r.p.m., units) and the head lost due to friction in the pipeline is 12m of water. If the operating speed of each turbine is 560 r.p.m., determine the total power, the diameter of each nozzle, the diameter of the pipeline, Volume of water used

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b) A Kaplan turbine produces 60,000 kW under a net head of 25m with an overall efficiency of 90% Taking the value of speed ratio K u as 1.6, flow ratio ψ as 0.5 and the hub diameter as 0.35 times the outer diameter, find the diameter and speed of the turbine.

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8.

engineer?

The outer diameter of an impeller of centrifugal pump is 400 mm and outlet width

50

15

mm. The pump is running at 800 r.p.m and is working against a total head of

m. The vanes angle at outlet is 40

0

and manometric efficiency is 75%. Determine

What are the characteristic curves of a hydraulic turbine? How are they useful to practical

(16)

(i) velocity of flow at outlet, (ii) velocity of water leaving the vane, and (iii) angle made by the absolute velocity at outlet with the direction of motion at outlet, and

(iv) discharge.

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FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

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a)

Define kinematic and dynamic viscosity. What is the effect of temperature on

viscosity? Explain.

b)The space between two parallel plates 5mm apart is filled with an oil of relative density

0.9.

A force of 2N is required to drag the upper plate of area 900 cm 2 at a constant

velocity of 0.8m/s. Assume straight line velocity distribution and calculate the dynamic

2.

viscosity and kinematic viscosity.

a)

Define stream function. What are the conditions for flow to be irrotational?

[8+8]

b)A stream function ψ=2xy. Show that the function satisfies the continuity equation and

that the flow is irrotational. Workout the corresponding velocity potential function[6+10]

3. a)Derive the Darcy Weisbach equation.

[6]

b) Two reservoirs are connected by a pipe line ABC which consists of two pipes of AB

and BC joined in series. Pipe AB is 10cm in diameter, 20m long and has a value of f =0.02. Pipe BC is of 16cm diameter, 25m long and has f=0.018. The junctions with the

reservoirs and between the pipes are abrupt. What difference in water levels shall exist to

maintain a discharge of 15 lit/sec.

[10]

4. a)A jet of water

striking.

strikes with a velocity of 50 m/sec a flat fixed plate inclined at 30

degrees with the axis of the jet. The cross sectional area of the plate is 100 cm 2 . Find the force exerted by the jet on the plate and the ratio in which the jet gets divided after

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b)

plate is stationary.

[8]

a)

Classify the water turbines based on action of water on moving blades and explain

them.

[8]

Derive the equation for the impact of jet striking a curved plate at the centre when the

b)What are the types of water turbines used in high head hydro electric power plant and

why? Describe the various factors to be considered while selecting a water turbine [6+10]

6. a)The velocity of whirl at inlet to the runner of an inward flow reaction turbine is (3.15

)m/s and the velocity of flow at inlet is (1.05to the runner of an inward flow reaction turbine is (3.15 H )m/s. The velocity of

is (3.15 )m/s and the velocity of flow at inlet is (1.05 H )m/s. The velocity

H )m/s. The velocity of whirl at exit

is (0.22

is (1.05 H )m/s. The velocity of whirl at exit is (0.22 H )m/s in the

H )m/s in the same direction as at inlet and the velocity of flow at exit is (0.83

)m/s, where H is the head in meters. The inner diameter of the runner is 0.6 times theas at inlet and the velocity of flow at exit is (0.83 outer diameter. Assuming hydraulic

outer diameter. Assuming hydraulic efficiency of 80%, compute the angles of the runner

vanes at inlet and exit.

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b)A reaction turbine works at 450 r.p.m under a head of 120m. Its diameter at inlet is

1.2m and the flow area is 0.4 m 2 . The angles made by the absolute and relative velocities at inlet are 20 o and 60 o respectively with the tangential velocity. Determine the volume flow rate, the power developed and the hydraulic efficiency. Assume whirl at outlet to be

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8.

zero.

(a) What is specific speed? State its significance in the study of hydraulic machines.

(b)

[8]

[8]

A turbine develops 8000 kW when running at 100 r.p.m. The head on the turbine is 30

m. If the head is reduced to 18 m, determine the speed and power developed by the

turbine.

Explain the working principles of reciprocating pump with sketches.

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FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

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a)Distinguish between:

i)Compressibility and vapour pressure

ii)Surface tension and capillarity

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b)Derive an expression for the capillary rise of a fluid having surface tension σ and

contact angle θ between two vertical parallel plates placed a distance t apart. If the plates are of glass, what will be the capillary rise of water having σ =0.073N/m, θ=0 0 and t=

 

1mm.

[8+8]

2.

a) Define steady, unsteady, uniform and non-uniform flow. What is vortex flow?

b) Calculate the unknown velocity components so that they satisfy continuity equation:

u=2x 2 ; v = xyz; w=?

u=(2x 2 + 2xy); w = (z 3 -4xz-2yz); v=?

[8+8]

3.

a) Differentiate between major loss and minor losses. List and discuss the minor losses

[8]

b) A reservoir discharges water into the atmosphere through a compound horizontal pipe

line ABC. The compound pipe consists of two pipes as noted below. A is junction point

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with the reservoir.

AB : Diameter = 10cm , length =25m, f = 0.02

BC : Diameter = 12cm , length = 35m, f= 0.02

The water level in the tank is 10m above the centre line of the pipe. Calculate the

4.

discharge considering all the minor losses.

[8]

a)A jet of water of diameter 40 mm moving with a velocity of 30m/sec strikes a curved

fixed symmetrical plate at the center. Find the force exerted by the water on the plate, if

the jet is deflected through an angle of 120 degrees at the outlet of the curved plate.[8]

b)

the other tip, when the plate is stationary

Derive the equation for impact of jet striking a curved plate at one tip and leaving at

[8]

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6. a) Prove that the maximum efficiency of Pelton wheel occurs when the ratio of bucket

] Where

1

c cos
c
cos

K

1

velocity u to the jet velocity V is expressed as

u

V

[ [
[ [

ρ =

2(1

cos ) )

c

K

1

K

2

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the loss due to bucket friction and shock is expressed as

K

1

(

V

2 g

u

u

)

2

bearing friction and windage loss as (K

2

u

2

);

2 g

K

1

and K 2 are constants and

bucket angle at outlet.(Neglect volumetric losses)

[8]

and that due to

being the

b)A Pelton wheel has to be designed for the following data: Power to be developed=

6000kW. Net head available = 300 r.p.m.; Ratio of jet diameter to wheel diameter = 1/10;

and overall efficiency = 85%. Find the number of jets; diameter of the jet; diameter of the wheel; and the quantity of water required. [8]

7. Define unit speed, unit discharge and unit power of a hydraulic turbine. Explain how a plot of unit power and efficiency against unit speed at different gate openings can be used to predict the performance of a turbine under any working condition. [16]

8. A single acting reciprocating pump has a 15 cm piston with a crank of radius 15 cm. The delivery pipe is 10 cm diameter. At a speed of 60 r.p.m., 310 litres/s of water is

lifted to a total height of 15 m. Find the slip, coefficient of discharge and theoretical

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