Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Fluid Mechanics I Practicum Activities

  • Module 1. Density Measurement Using a Hydrometer
  • Module 2. Measuring Atmospheric Pressure Using a Barometer
  • Module 3. Pressure Measurement Using a Manometer
  • Module 4. Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Module 5. Types of Flow in Pipes
  • Module 6. Measurement of Energy Loss in Pipes
  • Module 7. Flow Coefficient Determination Using a Venturimeter
  • Module 8. Flow Observation in Different Diameter of Pipe
  • Module 9. Discharge Measurement Using an Orifice Plate Meter

Fluid Mechanics II Practicum Activities

  • Module 1. Introduction to Open Channel Flow
  • Module 2. Critical Depth of Open Channel Flow
  • Module 3. Rapid Flow of Specific Energy in Open Channel Flow
  • Module 4. Hydraulic Jump
  • Module 5. Flow Over Wide Threshold, Sharp Threshold And Ogee Threshold

Laboratory Facilities


Tool name



Hydraulic Bench

A device used as a water supply and for calculating the water flow rate in a Fluid Mechanics experiment.

Fluid Properties Apparatus

 </ a > Serves to determine the physical properties of the liquid statically or dynamic applications.

consisting of :

Thermometer, hydrometer tube (two units), aneroid barometer, capillary tube, universal hydrometer, capillary plate, beaker glass, displacement glass for archimedes training, graduated cylinder, viscosity test tube, circular spirit level, archimedes cylinder tube

Fluid Static and Manometric Apparatus

 </ a > Serves to observe the behavior of fluids under hydrostatic conditions (fluid at rest) and to measure pressure using a manometer

Hydrostatic Pressure Apparatus

 </ a > Serves to know the water pressure acting on the vertical wall visually.

Osborne Reynolds Apparatus

 </ a > Is used to view the fluid flow conditions (laminar, transitional or turbulent) and the velocity profile of a fluid.

Energy Losses in Pipes Apparatus

 This equipment is used to determine the variation of friction along the pipe and determine the impact of laminar or turbulent flow

Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus

 </ a > Serves to determine the flow coefficient at various water rates and to measure the static flow directly along the venturi tube.

Pipe network apparatus

 </ a > Serves to measure headloss at different pipe sizes as well as to identify flow characteristics through interconnected pipes.