Soft solid materials are the ones which have modulus upto ~10 MPa; they are elastic or viscoelastic and they deform easily when subjected to external forces.
Engineering materials, such as rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers, and soft biological tissues, such as skin, cartilage, liver and brain tissue, fall into this category.
Understanding the mechanical response of these materials is important in many engineering and biomedical applications.
The goal of this course is to expose the students and researchers of these diverse research interests to the principles of mechanics and its rich mathematical structure.
Introduction of fluid mechanics; Fluid statics-Pressure distribution in a fluid.
Integral balances for a control volume - mass, energy and momentum balances.
Bernoulli equation; Differential balances (Navier-Stokes equations).
Viscous flow in a pipe, Friction factor, Introduction to turbulence, losses in pipe systems.
Flow meters, Flow past immersed bodies, Mixing and Agitation, Flow through packed and fluidized bed.
Filtration, Compressible flows, Pumps and Compressors, Centrifuges & Cyclones.