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GATE 2019 Syllabus for Fluid Mechanics  

  GATE 2019​ – ​To test the performance and understanding capability of students  in their graduate fields, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) which is  a national level exam is being conducted. In M.E/M-Tech and other NITs  throughout India, this test is useful for the admissions. On behalf of the  National Coordination Board, GATE exam is jointly conducted by the seven IITs  (Indian Institute of Technology) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) – GATE,  Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development   (MHRD), Government of India. In many of the government and private  organizations, GATE score is important for the recruitment. GATE score is  compulsory for many private organizations 


About Fluid Mechanics ​The study of fluids is primarily called Fluid Mechanics which is a branch of  physics. While dealing with fluid problems, different measurements like  pressure, hydrostatic forces are very much essential. It can be further  subdivided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest, and fluid dynamics, the  study of fluids in motion. This subject contains marks weightage of 6 to 7 in  GATE Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. 

Syllabus of Fluid Mechanics- ​GATE 2019  Flow and Fluid Properties  Incompressible and compressible flows, differences between laminar and  turbulent flows; Viscosity, the relationship between stress and strain rate for  Newtonian fluids, Hydrostatics: Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged  bodies;  Kinematics  The concept of local and convective accelerations, Eulerian and Lagrangian 

description of fluids motion, steady and unsteady flows; Integral Analysis  Control volume analysis for mass, momentum and energy.  Differential Analysis  Differential equations of mass and momentum for incompressible flows: the  inviscid concept of fluid rotation, vorticity, stream function, Exact solutions of  Navier-Stokes equation for Couette Flow and Poiseuille flow; – Euler equation  and viscous flows – Navier-Stokes equations;  Inviscid Flows  Elementary plane flows – uniform flow, source; Bernoulli’s equation –  assumptions and applications, potential function, sink and doublet and their  superposition for potential flow past simple geometries;  Dimensional Analysis  The concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity, Reynolds number,  Froude number and Mach number; some common non-dimensional parameters  and their physical significance:  Internal Flows  Fully developed pipe flow, friction factor and Darcy-Weisbach relation;  empirical relations for laminar and turbulent flows;  Prandtl boundary layer equations  Drag and lift forces.Concept and assumptions, the qualitative idea of boundary 

layer and separation, streamlined and bluff bodies, Flow measurements: Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter, pitot-static tube and orifice  plate;  Exam Pattern for GATE 2019   



No of

Marks per











General Aptitude

1 to 5





6 to 10




Technical &

1 to 25




26 to 55






  Total Questions: 65 

Total Marks: 100 Total Duration : 3 hours  Technical Section: 70 marks  General Aptitude: 15 marks  Engineering Mathematics: 15 marks  25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numerical Answer Type Questions  Reference Books for Fluid Mechanics- GATE 2019  ●

An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics by G. K. Batchelor

Physical Fluid Dynamics by D. J. Tritton

Fluid Mechanics by L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz

Turbulence in Fluids (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications) by Marcel Lesieur

Analytical Methods for Problems of Molecular Transport (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications) by I.N. Ivchenko, S.K. Loyalka, and R.V. Tompson 

A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics by Suparna Mukhopadhyay

An Introduction to Theoretical Fluid Mechanics by Stephen Childress

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Fluids by Edwin H. Barton

Complex Fluids: The Physics of Emulsions by M.E. Cates

Basics of Fluid Mechanics by Genick Bar–Meir

Fundamentals of Compressible Fluid Mechanics by Genick Bar–Meir

Computational Fluid Mechanics by Abdulnaser Sayma

Microfluidics by Philippe Marmottant

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Technologies and Applications by Igor V. Minin,

Oleg V. Minin ●

Statistical Mechanics of Two Dimensional and Geophysical Flows by Freddy Bouchet, Antoine Venaille 

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The study of fluids is primarily called Fluid Mechanics which is a branch of physics. While dealing with fluid problems, different measureme...


The study of fluids is primarily called Fluid Mechanics which is a branch of physics. While dealing with fluid problems, different measureme...