In this chapter, we will discuss about the velocity and acceleration of fluid particles which is based on continuum hypothesis.

Fluid Kinematics is the branch of engineering that deals with the study of movement of fluid particles in fluid.This motion of fluid particles possesses velocity, acceleration and other factors required tocause the motion.

In fluid Kinematics, the steady flow and unsteady flow of fluid particles are considered to find out the efficiency of fluids in converting one form of energy into another form.For this, different methods are used and fluid properties are also considered to know the variation in the motion of fluid particles.

**Links of Previous Main Topic:-**

- Introduction to statics
- Introduction to vector algebra
- Two dimensional force systems
- Introduction concept of equilibrium of rigid body
- Friction introduction
- Introduction about distributed forces
- Area moments of inertia in rectangular and polar coordinates
- Mass moment of inertia introduction
- Work done by force
- Kinematics of particles
- Position vector velocity and acceleration
- Plane kinematics of rigid bodies introduction
- Combined motion of translation and rotation
- Rectilinear motion in kinetics of particles
- Work and energy
- Linear momentum
- Force mass acceleration
- Simple stress introduction
- Normal strain
- Statically indeterminate system
- Introduction to thermodynamics
- Statement of zeroth law of thermodynamics with explanation
- Heat and work introduction
- First law of thermodynamics for a control mass closed system undergoing a cycle
- Open system and control volume
- Conversion of work into heat
- Introduction to carnot cycle
- Clausius inequality entropy and irreversibility introduction
- Ideal gas or perfect gas
- Introduction about air standard cycles
- Properties of pure substances introduction
- Vapour compression refrigeration cycle introduction
- Basic fluid mechanics and properties of fluids introduction
- Fluid statics introduction
- Manometers measurement pressure

**Links of Next Mechanical Engineering Topics:-**

- Lagrangian method for describing fluid method
- Eulerian method for describing fluid method
- Lagrangian relationship from eulerian equations
- Steady and unsteady flows
- Uniform and non uniform flows
- Stream line
- Path lines
- Streak lines
- Acceleration of a fluid particle
- Continuity equation
- Continuity equation in three dimensions in differential form
- Continuity equation in a cylindrical polar coordinate system