GATE Fluid Mechanics Syllabus 2022 – Download GATE Syllabus in PDF

GATE Syllabus is based on the different streams according to the qualifying examination. IIT Delhi has defined the  GATE syllabus this year according to 23 papers. These will be conducted for admissions to the M.Tech programs which are offered by the IITs and IISCs. This article will give you complete information regarding the GATE Fluid Mechanics Syllabus 2022.

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GATE Fluid Mechanics Syllabus 2022

GATE Fluid Mechanics Syllabus Consists of 8 sections, Flow and Fluid Properties, Kinematics,  Integral analysis,  Differential Analysis, Inviscid flows, Dimensional analysis, Internal flows, Prandtl boundary layer equations.

Flow and Fluid Properties 

viscosity, relationship between stress and strain-rate for Newtonian fluids, incompressible and compressible flows, differences between laminar and turbulent flows. Hydrostatics: Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged bodies.


Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluids motion, concept of local and convective accelerations, 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: inviscid – Euler equation and viscous flows – Navier-Stokes equations, the concept of fluid rotation, vorticity, stream function, Exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equation for Couette Flow and Poiseuille flow.

Inviscid flows 

Bernoulli’s equation – assumptions and applications, potential function, Elementary plane flows – uniform flow, source, sink and doublet and their superposition for potential flow past simple geometries.

Dimensional analysis

Concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity, some common non-dimensional parameters and their physical significance: Reynolds number, Froude number and Mach number.

Internal flows 

Fully developed pipe flow, empirical relations for laminar and turbulent flows: friction factor and Darcy-Weisbach relation.

Prandtl boundary layer equations

Concept and assumptions, the qualitative idea of boundary layer and separation, streamlined and bluff bodies, drag and lift forces. Flow measurements: Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter, pitot-static tube and orifice plate.

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