Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

Computational Fluid Dynamics – Governing Equations – Eulerian and Lagrangian Conservation Laws

1 - Question

The principle of conservation is applicable to _______ systems.
a) isolated system
b) closed system
c) open system
d) all the systems irrespective of its type
View Answer Answer: a
Explanation: The principle of conservation is applicable only to the systems where there will not be any transfer of matter or energy. Isolated system will have these characters.

2 - Question

The fluid is subdivided into fluid parcels and every fluid parcel is followed as it moves through space and time. Which kind of formulation is this?
a) Cartesian
b) Eulerian
c) Lagrangian
d) Euclidian
View Answer Answer: c
Explanation: In Lagrangian fluid flow specification, the fluid is subdivided into many parts and each of this part is followed. These parts are called fluid parcels.

3 - Question

Each parcel in the Lagrangian formulation is tagged using __________
a) time-dependent position vector
b) time-independent position vector
c) time-dependent velocity vector
d) time-independent velocity vector
View Answer Answer: b
Explanation: The tag is time-independent so that the tag does not vary along with the flow. Position vector is chosen to follow the parcel along its position.

4 - Question

Which of these will best define positions of the parcel in increasing time?
a) Streamline
b) Streakline
c) Boundary line
d) Pathline
View Answer Answer: d
Explanation: Pathline is the one which represents the path of a fluid element along its way. So, to define the positions of the parcels, pathline is the best.

5 - Question

Which of these is an acceptable tag for Lagrangian parcels?
a) Parcel’s centre of mass at instantaneous time
b) Parcel’s centre of pressure at instantaneous time
c) Parcel’s centre of mass at initial time
d) Parcel’s centre of pressure at initial time
View Answer Answer: c
Explanation: Parcel’s centre of pressure is not suitable as it depends not only on position but on many variables too. Instantaneous time continuously varies along with the path. So, it cannot be a tag.

6 - Question

According to Eulerian approach, which of these is correct?
a) Both location and fluid move
b) Location moves and fluid is stationary
c) Both location and fluid are stationary
d) Location is stationary and fluid moves
View Answer Answer: d
Explanation: According to Eulerian approach, a particular location is chosen and the fluid flows past this location. This flowing fluid is analysed.

7 - Question

The independent variables in Eulerian approach are __________ and __________
a) instantaneous time and instantaneous position
b) initial time and instantaneous position
c) instantaneous time and Initial position
d) initial time and initial position
View Answer Answer: a
Explanation: Current position and time are the variables on which other variables depend on in Eulerian approach. These are the independent variables.

8 - Question

In Lagrangian approach, the flow parcels follow __________
a) pressure field
b) velocity field
c) temperature field
d) density field
View Answer Answer: b
Explanation: Velocity field defines the motion of fluid. Parcels also follow the same path of the fluid and therefore, parcels can be said to follow the velocity field.

9 - Question

t → Instantaneous time
v⃗ → Velocity in x-direction
x⃗ → Instantaneous position
x0→→ Initial position
The relationship between Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches for velocity in x direction is given by _______
a) v⃗ (t,x⃗ (x0→,t))=∂x⃗ (x0→,t)∂t
b) v⃗ (t,x⃗ (x0→,t))=∂x0→(x⃗ ,t)∂t
c) v⃗ (t,x0→(x⃗ ,t))=∂x⃗ (x0→,t)∂t
d) v⃗ (t,x0→(x⃗ ,t))=∂x0→(x⃗ ,t)∂t
View Answer Answer: a
Explanation: Location at any instantaneous time is x⃗ (x0→,t) Velocity of fluid flow in Lagrangian approach is ∂x⃗ (x0→,t)∂t Velocity of fluid flow in Eulerian approach is x⃗ (t,x⃗ (x0→,t)) The relationship between the approaches is x⃗ (t,x⃗ (x0→,t))=∂x⃗ (x0→,t)∂t.

10 - Question

Which of the following frame of references does this diagram represent?

a) Polar
b) Cartesian
c) Lagrangian
d) Eulerian

View Answer Answer: d
Explanation: In diagram, fluid particles move and the field of observation remains in the same position. This represents Eulerian Approach.

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