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1. Define compressibility.
2. What are types of manometers?
3. Define continuity equation.
4. What are the types of notches?
5. What are the minor losses in pipe?
6. What do you mean by vena contracta?
7. Define the specific speed of a pump.
8. What do you mean by cavitation in a pump?
9. What is hydraulic turbine? State its types.
10. What are the types of similitude?
PART – B (5 x 12 = 60)
Answer All the Questions
11. Calculate the dynamic viscosity of oil, which is used for
lubrication between square plate of size 0.8 m x 0.8 m and an
inclined plane with an angle of inclination 30. The weight of
plate is 300 N and it slides down the inclined plane with uniform
velocity of 0.3 m/s. The thickness of oil film is 1.5 mm.
12. Calculate the capillary effect in mm in a glass tube of 4 mm
diameter when immersed in (a) Water and (b) mercury. The
temperature of the liquid is 20°C and the values of surface
tension of water and mercury at 20°C in contact with air are
0.073575 N/m and 0.51 N/m respectively. The angle of contact
for water is zero that for mercury 130°. Take density of water as
998 kg/m3.
13. Water flows through a pipe AB 1.2 m diameter at 3 m/s and then
passes through a pipe BC 1.5 m diameter, the pipe branches.
Branch CD is 0.8 m in diameter and carries one-third of flow in
AB. The flow velocity in branch CE is 2.5 m/s. Find the volume
rate of flow in AB, the velocity in BC, the velocity in CD and the
diameter of CE.
14. Derive the expression for the rate of flow of fluid through
15. Derive the Darcy-Weisbach equation for the pipe.
16. At a sudden enlargement of a water main from 240 mm to 480
mm diameter, the hydraulic gradient rises by 10 mm. Estimate
the rate of flow.
17. Discuss the construction and working of a Reciprocating pump.
18. A centrifugal pump is to discharge 0.118 m3 at a speed of 1450
rpm against a head of 25 m. The diameter and width of the
impeller at outlet are 250 mm and 50 mm respectively. If the
manometric efficiency is 75%, determine the vane angle at the
19. A pelton wheel is to be designed for the following specifications:
Shaft power=11772 kW; Head = 380 m; Speed =750 rpm; overall
efficiency = 86%; Jet diameter is not to exceed one-sixth of the
wheel diameter. Determine: The wheel diameter (b) The number
of jets required and (b) Diameter of jet. Take Kvl = 0.985 and
Kul = 0.45 where, Kvl = Coefficient of velocity and Kul=speed
20. The pressure difference Dp in a pipe of diameter D and length 1
due to viscous flow depends on the velocity V, viscosity µ,
density r, obtain an expression for Dr, using Buckingham’s p

1. What is the difference between kinematic viscosity and dynamic
viscosity? State their units of measurements.
2. Define the terms ‘buoyancy’ and ‘centre of buoyancy’.
3. Distinguish between steady flow and unsteady flow.
4. Find the discharge of water flowing over rectangular notch of 3
m length when the constant head of water over the notch is 40
cm. Take coefficient of discharge Cd = 0.6.
5. Define co-efficient of velocity of an orifice.
6. What do you understand by turbulent flow? What factor decides
the types of flow in pipes?
7. Define cavitation. What are the effects of cavitation?
8. Define slip and negative slip of a reciprocating pump.
9. What is a draft tube? What are its functions?
10. What do you mean by fundamental units and derived units?
PART – B (5 x 12 = 60)
Answer All the Questions
11. (a) Explain the following fluid properties
(a) Density (b) viscosity
(c) Specific weight (d) Capillarity (8)
(b) State Newton’s law of viscosity and give examples of its
application. (4)
12. (a) Determine the total pressure on a circular plate of diameter
1.5 m which placed vertically in water in such a way that centre
of plate is 2 m below the free surface of the water. Find the
position of centre of pressure also.
(b) A uniform body of size 4 m long X 2 m wide X 1 m deep
floats in water. What is the weight of the body if the depth of
immersion is 0.6 m? Determine the meta-centric height also.
13. The water is flowing through a pipe having diameters of 20 cm
and 15 cm at sections 1 and 2 respectively. The rate of flow
through the pipe is 40 liters/s. The section 1 is 6 m above the
datum line and section 2 is 3 m above the datum. If the pressure
at section 1 is 29.43 N/cm2, Find the intensity of pressure
atsection 2.
14. A horizontal venturimeter with inlet and throat diameter 300 mm
and 100 mm respectively is used to measure the flow of water.
The pressure intensity at inlet is 130 kN/m2 while the vacuum
pressure head at throat is 350 mm of mercury. Assuming 3%
head lost between the inlet and the throat, find the value of coefficient
of discharge for the venturimeter and also determine the
rate of flow.
15. (a) Find the discharge through a rectangular orifice 3.0 m wide
and 2 m deep fitted to a water tank. The water level in the tank is
4 m above the top edge of the orifice, take co-efficient of
discharge Cd = 0.62
(b) A 25 mm diameter nozzle discharges 0.76 m3 of water per
minute when the head is 60 m. The diameter of the jet is 22.5
mm. Determine the values of three hydraulic co-efficients.
16. The difference in water surface levels in two tanks which are
connected by three pipes in series of lengths 300 m, 170 m and
210 m and diameters 300 mm, 200 mm and 400 mm respectively,
is 12 m. Determine the rate of flow of water if co-efficient of
friction are 0.005, 0.0052 and 0.0048 respectively, considering:
(a) minor losses also (b) neglecting minor losses.
17. (a) Sketch the operating characteristic curves of a centrifugal
pump. (4)
(b) A centrifugal pump impeller has an outer diameter of 30 cm
and an inner diameter of 15 cm. the pump runs at 1200 r.p.m. The
impeller vanes are set at a blade angle of 30° at the outlet. If the
velocity of flow constant at 2.0 m/s, calculate
(i) the velocity and direction of water at outlet,
(ii) the head developed assuming a manometric efficiency of
0.85, and
(iii) the blade angle at the inlet. (8)
18. (a) Define indicator diagram. Prove that area of indicator diagram
is proportional to the work done by the reciprocating pump
(b) A single acting reciprocating pump runs at 30 r.p.m., delivers
0.012 m3/s of water. The diameter of the piston is 25 cm and
stroke length 50 cm. Determine
(i) the theoretical discharge of the pump,
(ii) co-efficient of discharge, and
(iii) percentage slip of the pump.
19. The pressure difference Dp in pipe of diameter D and length L
due to viscous flow depends on the velocity V, viscosity µ and
density r. Using Buckingham’s - P theorem, obtain an
expression for Dp.
20. (a) What are unit quantities? Define the unit quantities of a
turbine. (4)
(b) A Kaplan turbine develops 15000 kW power at a head of
30m. the diameter of the boss is 0.35 times the diameter of the
Assuming a speed ratio of 2.0, a flow ratio of 0.65 and an overall
efficiency of 90% calculate
(i) diameter of the runner,
(ii) rotational speed and
(iii) specific speed (8)

1. What is specific weight and specific gravity of a fluid?
2. Write the relation between absolute pressure and gauge pressure.
3. Define continuity equation and what is the principle behind it.
4. List the types of flow mesureing devices fitted in a pipe flow,
which uses the principle of Bernoulli’s theorem.
5. Draw the hydraulic grade line and total energy line.
6. List the types of minor losses in flow through pipes.
7. What is positive displacement pump and rotodynamic pump?
8. Distinguish between pumps in series and pumps in parallel.
9. Write the function of draft tube in turbine outlet.
10. What are the types of similarities?
PART – B (5 x 12 = 60)
Answer ALL the Questions
11. A vertical cylinder of diameter 180mm rotates concentrically
inside another cylinder of diameter 181.2mm. Both the cylinders
are 300mm high. The space between the cylinders is filled with a
liquid whose viscosity is unknown. Determine the viscosity of the
fluid if a torque of 20Nm is required to rotate the inner cylinder
at 120 rpm.
12. A U-tube manometer is used to measure the pressure of oil of
specific gravity 0.85 flowing in a pipe line. Its left end is
connected to the pipe and the right-limb is open to the
atmosphere. The centre of the pipe is 100mm below the level of
mercury (specific gravity = 13.6)in the right limb. If the
difference of mercury level in the two limbs is 160mm, determine
the absolute pressure of the oil in the pipe.
13. Derive from basic principle the Euler’s equation of motion in
cartesian co-ordinate system and deduce the equation to
Bernoulli’s theorem for steady irrotational flow.
14. A venturimeter is inclined at 60° to the vertical and its 150mm
diameter throat is 1.2m form entrance along its length. It is fitted
to a pipe of diameter 300mm. The pipe conveys gasoline of
gravity 0.82 and flowing 0.215 m3/s upwards. Pressure gauge
inserted at entrance and throat show the pressure of 0.141 N/mm2
and 0.077 N/mm2 respectively. Determine the coefficient of
discharge of the venturimeter.
15. A rectangular orifice 0.6m wide and 0.8m deep is discharging
water from a vessel. The top edge of the orifice is 0.4m below the
water surface in the vessel Find
(a) The discharge through the orifice if Cd = 0.62
(b) The percentage error if the orifice is treated as a small orifice.
16. A pipe line of 600mm diameter is 1.5 km long. To increase the
discharge, another line of the same diameter is introduced parallel
to the first in the second half of the length. If f = 0.01 and head at
inlet is 300mm calculate the increase in discharge. Neglect minor
17. The impeller of a centrifugal pump has an external diameter of
450mm and internal diameter of 200mm and it runs at 1440 rm.
Assuming a constant radial flow through the impeller at 2.5 m/s
and that the vanes at exit are set back at an angle of 25°
(a) Inlet vane angle
(b) The angle absolute velocity of water at exit makes with the
(c) The work done by water.
18. Draw the main components and explain the working of
Reciprocating Pumps.
19. A single jet Pelton wheel runs at 300 rpm under a head of 510m.
The jet diameter is 200 mm, its deflection inside the bucket is
165° and its relative velocity is reduced by 15% due to friction.
(a) Water power
(b) Resultant force on the bucket
(c) Overall efficiency
20. The discharge Q over a weir depends on the head of water h,
acceleration due to gravity g, density r, viscosity µ and the
surface tension s. Obtain an expression for the discharge.

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