Fluid Mechanics Lab Equipments
Fluid mechanics lab equipments are used to study the behavior of fluids( the term fluid here encompasses liquids and also gases) when subjected to certain forces and also the subsequent effects of the aforesaid fluids on their surrounding environments.
Since fluid mechanics have wide applications ranging from chemical and mechanical engineering to geophysics and astrophysics, the term fluid mechanics lab equipment includes a whole host of equipments used in various laboratories that can be vastly different from each other in all aspects. These are used in almost all major academic institutions, space research labs, industrial units and many more. In fact it would be fair to say that these instruments are one of the most commonly used of all lab instruments. Fluid mechanics lab equipments are affordable and available in various dimensions, specifications and with different features.
Few examples of fluid mechanics lab equipments are Bernoulli's theorem apparatus, Nozzle meter apparatus
Hydraulic bench, Dead weight calibrator, Hydrostatic pressure apparatus and Hydraulic ram pump.
Salient Features :
These are safe and convenient to handle.
The equipments require very little floor space.
Fluid mechanics lab equipments have enhanced durability and require little maintenance.
These are dimensionally accurate and also provide precise measurements.
Majority of the equipments can be connected easily to a computer, thus enabling a much more effective storage of measured data.
Fluid equipments that use electrical power source are power efficient. Furthermore, some of these have the ability to run on alternative environment friendly sources of energy.
Some Common Experiments Done Through Fluid Mechanics Lab Equipments :
Generation of solar hydrogen.
Study of thermal stripping in a fast breeder reactor.
Measurement of fluid viscosity.
Energy loss measurements in sub critical and super critical open channel flow.
Centrifugal pump performance testing.