Assam Don Bosco University is holding a two week main workshop on “Fluid Mechanics” for lecturers from four colleges in Guwahati, 20-30 May 2014. The third workshop of its kind for teachers of Civil & Mechanical Engineering is organized by the National Mission on Education through ICT under the aegis of Ministry of Human resource Development (GOI).
The day long workshop is conducted by three eminent faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Over 8,000 teachers are attending the same workshop at the same time from 217 remote centres.
Remote Centre Coordinator at Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology Azara Mr Bikash Agarwal is assisted by Workshop Coordinator Mr Sumen Baruah, System Admin Mr Mriganka Gogoi, and Technical Assistant Mr Sudip Kalita.
Fluid mechanics is the study of how fluids move and the forces on them. (Fluids include liquids and gases.)
Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest, and fluid dynamics, the study of fluids in motion. It is a branch of continuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms.
The study of fluid mechanics goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece, when Archimedes made a beginning on fluid statics.
However, fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many unsolved or partly solved problems.
Fluid mechanics can be mathematically complex. Sometimes it can best be solved by numerical analysis, typically using computers. A modern discipline, called Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD), is devoted to this approach to solving fluid mechanics problems.
Particle image velocimetry, an experimental method for visualizing and analyzing fluid flow, also takes advantage of the highly visual nature of fluid flow.