- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Other titles in the Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering series:
Advanced Transport Phenomena Advanced Transport Phenomena: Fluid Mechanics and Convective Transport Processes Fluid Mechanics and Convective Transport (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)by L. Gary Leal
Synopses & Reviews
Advanced Transport Phenomena is ideal as a graduate textbook. It contains a detailed discussion of modern analytic methods for the solution of fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer problems, focusing on approximations based upon scaling and asymptotic methods, beginning with the derivation of basic equations and boundary conditions and concluding with linear stability theory. Also covered are unidirectional flows, lubrication and thin-film theory, creeping flows, boundary layer theory, and convective heat and mass transport at high and low Reynolds numbers. The emphasis is on basic physics, scaling and non-dimensionalization, and approximations that can be used to obtain solutions due either to geometric simplifications, or large or small values of dimensionless parameters. The author emphasizes setting up problems and extracting as much information as possible short of obtaining detailed solutions of differential equations. The book is also focused on the solutions of representative problems. This reflects the author's bias toward learning to think about the solution of transport problems.
Book News Annotation:
Written as a 2-semester graduate textbook on transport phenomena based on the author's courses at the U. of California in Santa Barbara, this volume is a substantial revision of the author's 1992 Laminar flow and convective transport processes (published by Butterworth-Heinemann). Most notable are the new focus on small scale systems, biological problems, and materials--including thin films, viscous phenomena, and interfacial phenomena--and the new chapter on linear stability theory. High Reynolds number and high Peclet number boundary layers are also covered. The text moves the student ultimately to solving transport and fluids problems of Newtonian fluids analytically. Focussing on laminar flows and transport processes for incompressible Newtonian fluids, the volume does not cover turbulent flows. Each chapter concludes with notes and problems, and appendices list governing equations and vector operations, and describe Cartesian component notation. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The book covers modern analytic methods for solution of fluid, heat and mass transfer problems.
Laminar Flow and Convective Transport Processes: Scaling Principles and Asymptotic Analysis presents analytic methods for the solution of fluid mechanics and convective transport processes, all in the laminar flow regime. This book brings together the results of almost 30 years of research on the use of nondimensionalization, scaling principles, and asymptotic analysis into a comprehensive form suitable for presentation in a core graduate-level course on fluid mechanics and the convective transport of heat. A considerable amount of material on viscous-dominated flows is covered.
A unique feature of this book is its emphasis on scaling principles and the use of asymptotic methods, both as a means of solution and as a basis for qualitative understanding of the correlations that exist between independent and dependent dimensionless parameters in transport processes. Laminar Flow and Convective Transport Processes is suitable for use as a textbook for graduate courses in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena and also as a reference for researchers in the field.
About the Author
Gary Leal is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He also holds positions in the Materials Deptartment and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has taught at UCSB since 1989. Prior to that, from 1970-1989 he taught in the chemical engineering department at Caltech. His current research interests are focused on fluid mechanics problems for complex fluids, as well as the dynamics of bubbles and drops in flow, coalescence, thin film stability and related problems in rheology. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987, and his research and teaching have been recognized by a number of awards including the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Allan Colburn and Warren Walker Awards of the AIChE, the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, and the Fluid Dynamics Prize of the American Physical Society. Since 1995, Professor Leal has been one of the two editors of the AIP journal, Physics of Fluids, and he has also served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, and the Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering.
Table of Contents
1. A preview; 2. Basic principles; 3. Unidirectional and one-dimensional flow and heat transfer processes; 4. An introduction to asymptotic approximations; 5. The thin gap approximation - lubrication problems; 6. The thin gap approximation - films with a free surface; 7. Creeping flow - general properties and solutions for 2D and axisymmetric problems; 8. Creeping flow - 3D problems; 9. Convection effects and heat transfer for viscous flows; 10. Boundary layer theory for laminar flows; 11. Heat and mass transfer at large Reynolds number; 12. Hydrodynamic stability; Appendix A. Governing equations and vector operations in cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems; Appendix B. Cartesian component notation.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Engineering » Mechanical Engineering » General