The objective of our project is to help students understand the experiments better without being physically requiring the experiment setup. In this Virtual Fluid Laboratory, we have added 7 experiments that we usually perform physically in any Fluid Lab.
Below is the list of experiments available to perform virtually. On opening any experiment there is a list with headings like introduction, about setup, procedure, etc. related to an experiment having explanation about the particular experiment, which can be accessed by clicking on it. We have also added 2D simulation of the experiments for generating readings and getting observations, doing calculations and producing results from that.
The Reynolds experiment is among the most significant laboratory experiment in fluid mechanics that helps in distinguishing between different flow regimes. In this experiment we will identify and differentiate between Laminar, transition and turbulent flow regimes.
The Pitot tube is a simple and convenient instrument to measure the velocity of any point in a pipe. In this experiment we determine the velocity profile across cross section. Also, we find the coefficient of pitot tube and point velocity at centre of a tube for different flow rate.
A sharp crested notch is a vertical flat plate with a sharp edge which is positioned across the channel such that the fluid must flow past the sharp edge and subsequently into the pool downstream of the weir or notch plate. We will use V-Notch to estimate the discharge coefficient of a triangular notch and plot several curves in this experiment.