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II B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008

FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY

(Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

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1. (a) State Newton’s equation of viscosity and give examples of its application.

(b) An oil of viscosity 5 poise is used for lubrication between a shaft and sleeve.

The diameter of shaft is 0.5 m and it rotates at 200 rpm. Calculate the horse

power lost in the oil for a sleeve length of 100 mm. The thickness of the oil

film is 1.0 mm. [8+8]

(b) A pipe 20 cm diameter is carrying water with a mean velocity of 3 m/sec.

Calculate the discharge. If the pipe bifurcates into two pipes of 10 cm each,

find the velocity of water in the 10 cm diameter pipe. [8+8]

(b) Briefly explain Hydraulic Gradiant Line and Total Energy Line.

(c) The rate of flow of water through a horizontal pope is 0.3m3 /sec. The di-

ameter of the pipe is suddenly enlarged fron 25cm to 50cm. The pressure

intensity in the smaller pipe is 1.4Kgf /cm2 . Determine loss of head due to

sudden enlargement, pressure intensity in the large pipe and power lost due

to enlargement. [4+4+8]

4. (a) Derive the expressions for force and work done per second by the jet when it

strikes a flat vertical plate moving in the direction of the jet and away from

the jet.

(b) A jet of water of 75mm diameter strikes a curved vane at its center with a

velocity of 20m/sec. The curved vane is moving with a velocity of 8m/sec in

the direction of jet. Find the force exerted on the plate in the direction of the

jet power and efficiency of the jet. Assume the plate to be smooth. [8+8]

5. (a) Explain how power potential is estimated from known hydrological particulars

at a hydropower plant site on a stream.

(b) Compare different types of hydroelectric power stations stating the features

and merits. Use sketches wherever necessary. List out the elements of a typical

hydroelectric power station [6+10]

6. (a) What are the working proportions of a Kaplan turbine ? Explain why draft

tube is provided for a Kaplan turbine when compared with a Pelton wheel.

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 1

(b) An inward flow reaction turbine has inlet and outlet diameters of 1.2m and

0.6 m respectively. The breadth at inlet is 0.25 m and at outlet it is 0.35m.

The runner speed is 250 rpm. The relative velocity at inlet is 3.5m/sec and is

radial. Determine

i. the absolute velocity at inlet and its inclination to the tangent of runner

ii. Discharge and

iii. the velocity of flow at outlet. [8+8]

7. (a) What do you mean by scale ratio. What are the expressions for length scale

ratio, area scale ratio and volume scale ratio ?

(b) A turbine installation develops an out put of 7000 Kw working under a head

of 30m and at a speed of 200 rpm. What is its specific speed. Find its speed

and power when the turbine works under a head of 10m. [8+8]

8. (a) Derive the equation for work done by the impeller of a centrifugal pump on

the fluid handled. What are different efficiencies of centrifugal pump ?

(b) Explain the working of a reciprocation pump with a neat sketch showing all

the components. [10+6]

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 2

II B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008

FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY

(Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

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in N/m2 of absolute pressure, gauge pressure and also in metres of water.

(b) A 6 m deep tank is square in plan of size 2 m x 2 m. It contains water up to

a depth of 4 m and oil of relative density 0.88 for the remaining height of 2

m. Determine the pressure on the bottom of the tank. [8+8]

2. (a) Derive the equation of continuity for one dimensional flow of an incompressible

fluid.

(b) Explain the terms:

i. Path line

ii. Stream line

iii. Streak line. [8+8]

3. (a) Describe major and minor losses in pipe flow in detail.

(b) Discuss how friction factor various with Reynolds Number.

(c) Two pipes one of 10cm diameter, 200m long and another 15cm diameter, 400m

long are connected in parallel. The friction factors are 0.0075 for the smaller

pipe and 0.006 for the large pipe. The total discharge through the system is 50

lit/sec. Find the discharge and head loss in each pipe. Neglect minor losses.

Calculate the equivalent length of a 20cm diameter having f=0.005. [4+3+9]

4. (a) What do you mean by impact of jet. Explain

(b) Derive an expression for force exerted by the jet on a stationary vertical plate.

(c) A 10cm diameter jet of water exerts a force of 2 KN in the direction of flow

against a stationary flat plate which is inclained at an angle of 300 with the

axis of the stream. Find

i. Force normal to the plate

ii. velocity of the jet

iii. mass flow rate of water Kg/sec. [2+6+8]

5. (a) What are the elements of hydroelectric power stations? Write elaborately

about any two of them with neat sketches.

(b) A turbine with an efficiency of 90% is to installed in a hydroelectric plant. The

head and discharge available at the plant are 40m and 25m3 /sec respectively.

The turbine has to run at 120rpm. What is the power developed and what is

the type of turbine based on specific speed. [8+8]

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 2

6. (a) What are the working proportions of a Kaplan turbine ? Explain why draft

tube is provided for a Kaplan turbine when compared with a Pelton wheel.

(b) An inward flow reaction turbine has inlet and outlet diameters of 1.2m and

0.6 m respectively. The breadth at inlet is 0.25 m and at outlet it is 0.35m.

The runner speed is 250 rpm. The relative velocity at inlet is 3.5m/sec and is

radial. Determine

i. the absolute velocity at inlet and its inclination to the tangent of runner

ii. Discharge and

iii. the velocity of flow at outlet. [8+8]

7. (a) Define unit power and unit speed and derive the equations for the same. What

are their uses ?

(b) What is a surge tank and what are the uses of it in a hydropower turbine

installation ? Explain where and how it is located with the help of a neat

sketch. [8+8]

8. (a) Define slip and coefficient of discharge of a reciprocating pump and write the

expressions for the same. What do they practically indicate?

(b) The following details refer to working of a single acting reciprocating pump.

Find the slip, coefficient of discharge and theoretical power required to drive

the pump.

Piston diameter = 15 cm

Crank radius = 15 cm

Diameter of delivery pipe = 10 cm

Discharge of the pump = 0.31 m3 /min

Total lift = 15 m

Speed of the pump = 60 rpm [6+10]

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 3

II B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008

FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY

(Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

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1. (a) Define Bulk modulus of liquids. Explain a fluid flow problem where it assumes

significance.

(b) One cubic meter of a liquid of relative density 0.788 and bulk modulus 1.32

MPa is subjected to an increase of pressure of 4.5 N/cm2. Find the change in

volume and also the final density of the liquid. [8+8]

i. Steady and Un-steady flow.

ii. Uniform and Non-uniform flow.

iii. Compressible and incompressible flow.

(b) A 400 m long pipe has a slope of 1 in 100 and tapers from 1.2 m dia at high

end to 0.6 m dia at the low end. The discharge is 100 lit/sec. If the pressure

at high end is 100 kN/m2 , find the pressure at the low end. Neglect friction.

[8+8]

(b) Briefly explain Hydraulic Gradiant Line and Total Energy Line.

(c) The rate of flow of water through a horizontal pope is 0.3m3 /sec. The di-

ameter of the pipe is suddenly enlarged fron 25cm to 50cm. The pressure

intensity in the smaller pipe is 1.4Kgf /cm2 . Determine loss of head due to

sudden enlargement, pressure intensity in the large pipe and power lost due

to enlargement. [4+4+8]

4. (a) Derive the expressions for force and work done per second by the jet when it

strikes a flat vertical plate moving in the direction of the jet and away from

the jet.

(b) A jet of water of 75mm diameter strikes a curved vane at its center with a

velocity of 20m/sec. The curved vane is moving with a velocity of 8m/sec in

the direction of jet. Find the force exerted on the plate in the direction of the

jet power and efficiency of the jet. Assume the plate to be smooth. [8+8]

5. (a) What are the types of hydroelectric power stations? Write about each of them.

(b) At the site where hydroelectric plant is proposed the following details are

available. Calculate the power that can be developed. Available head = 28 m

Catchment area = 420 Km2

Yearly rainfall = 140 cm

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 3

Rainfall utilization rate = 68%

Penstock efficiency = 94%

Turbine efficiency = 80%

Generator efficiency = 84% [8+8]

6. (a) How does the Kaplan turbine get its name ? Explain its construction and

working.

(b) Explain different efficiencies and working proportions of a Kaplan turbine in

detail ? [8+8]

7. (a) What is a surge tank ? What are its uses in a hydraulic turbine installation ?

(b) A hydropower plant has to work under the following conditions. Determine

the likely number of turbines of specific speed 120 for the plant.

Net head = 20m,

Speed = 300 rpm,

Discharge = 6 m3 /sec,

Hydraulic efficiency = 97%,

Volumetric efficiency = 98%

Mechanical efficiency = 92 %. [6+10]

8. (a) Define slip and coefficient of discharge of a reciprocating pump and write the

expressions for the same. What do they practically indicate?

(b) The following details refer to working of a single acting reciprocating pump.

Find the slip, coefficient of discharge and theoretical power required to drive

the pump.

Piston diameter = 15 cm

Crank radius = 15 cm

Diameter of delivery pipe = 10 cm

Discharge of the pump = 0.31 m3 /min

Total lift = 15 m

Speed of the pump = 60 rpm [6+10]

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 4

II B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008

FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULIC MACHINERY

(Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

1. (a) Define surface tension . Prove that the relationship between surface tension

and pressure inside a droplet of liquid in excess of outside pressure is given by

p = 4σ/d

(b) A cubical block weighing 200 kN and having a 200 mm edge is allowed to slide

down on an inclined plane making an angle of 300 with the horizontal on which

there is a thin film of a liquid having a viscosity of 2.1x 10−3 N − s/m2 . What

terminal velocity will be attained if the film thickness is estimated to be 0.025

mm. [8+8]

2. In a circular pipe the velocity varies as V = Vm (1−r /R)2 where v is the velocity at

a radial distance r from the axis of the pipe and Vm is the maximum flow at the

axis. Find the ratio of average velocity in the pipe to maximum velocity. [16]

(b) Explain why Cd of a venturimeter is more than that of orifice meter.

(c) A horizontal venturimeter with inlet and throat diameters 300mm and mm

respectively is used to measure the flow of water. The pressure intensity at

inlet is 130KN/m2 . While the vaccum pressure head at the throat is 350mm

of mercury. Assuming that 3% of head is lost in between inlet and throat, find

Cd of venturimeter and rate of flow. [6+2+8]

4. (a) Derive the expressions for force and work done per second by the jet when it

strikes a curved plate moving in the direction of the jet.

(b) A jet of water 20cm in diameter and moving with a velocity of 20m/sec im-

pinges normally on a series of flat vanes mounted on the periphery of a wheel.

If the velocity of the vanes is 8m/sec, determine

i. the force exerted by the jet on the wheel

ii. work done by the jet on the wheel per second and

iii. hydraulic efficiency. [7+9]

5. (a) What are the components of a mass curve? What are its properties? Explain

how it is constructed from a hydrograph.

(b) Draw a neat sketch of a hydro power plant and show clearly the various ele-

ments. Explain about the elements clearly and elaborately. [8+8]

6. (a) Explain why a Pelton wheel turbine is called an Impulse turbine with a neat

sketch. Define draft tube and what are its functions.

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Code No: R050210201 Set No. 4

(b) A Pelton wheel turbine develops 9000 Kw under a head of 300m. The turbine

speed is 550 rpm and ratio of jet dia to wheel dia is 1/10. The hydraulic,

volumetric and mechanical efficiencies are 0.98, 0.95 and 0.92 respectively.

The speed ratio is 0.46 and coefficient of velocity is 0.98. Calculate the no of

jets to be provided. [8+8]

7. (a) What is necessity of governing a hydraulic turbine ? Explain how the Pelton

wheel turbine can be governed.

(b) A turbine is working under varying conditions and the head drops down from

150m to 100m. How will the speed , discharge and power change under con-

stant efficiency and homologous conditions. [6+10]

8. (a) List all hydraulic losses, Mechanical losses and Leakage losses of a centrifugal

pump. Explain when can centrifugal pumps arranged in series and in parallel.

(b) How can you find the power required to drive a reciprocating pump ? Define

slip of a reciprocating pump. [8+8]

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