Best Books for Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics is the Civil engineering subject that forms the structural base of candidates. This subject quite frequently appears in competitive exams such as GATE 2023, BARC, and ESE. Hence candidates should strive to build their concepts and keep revising the basics for all upcoming exams.

We have listed below all the important books on Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics for your GATE CE exam preparation. These books are useful for the preparation of various upcoming exams like GATE Civil/ IES/ BARC/ ISRO/ SSC-JE/ State Engineering Services examinations and other important upcoming competitive exams.

Here is the list of important standard books which will be helpful for GATE CE in Fluid Mechanics Subject.

1. A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines by R.K. Bansal



  •  This book helps students to gain comprehensive knowledge about the subject. The clear and easy-to-understand language of the book makes it ideal for all.
  • A set of solved problems is given at the end of every topic. Chapters are divided into different topics and supported with detailed explanations, examples, and diagrams wherever required.
  • This book has been preferred and recommended by students and educationists nationwide. It is also useful for those, who are preparing for UPSC examinations. Fluid Mechanics (SIE)- Frank White

2. Fluid Mechanics (SIE) by  Frank White


  • This book, Fluid Mechanics (SIE), strives to make this numerically complex subject easy enough to be understood by the students.
  • Practical as well as a conceptualized understanding of the subject gradually leads the students towards understanding its usage in the various fields of engineering.
  • The precise, unambiguous, crisp pointed presentation of the topics helps students understand the subject better and thereby develop an interest in the subject.

3. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines by P. N. Modi


  • Several new problems from the latest question papers of the different Universities as well as competitive examinations have been incorporated. Thus, it may be emphatically stated that the book is complete in all respects and it covers the entire syllabus in the subject for degree students in the different branches of engineering for almost all Universities.
  • This book fulfills the entire needs of the students intending to appear at the various Competitive Examinations such as GATE, ESE, and others examinations.

4. 1000 Solved Problems in Fluid Mechanics by K Subramanya


  • Very helpful for practice and contains 1000+ important questions.

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