Synopses & Reviews
The fifth edition of FLUID MECHANICS continues the tradition of precision, accuracy, accessibility and strong conceptual presentation. The author balances three separate approaches¿integral, differential and experimental¿to provide a foundation for fluid mechanics concepts and applications. Chapter 1 now provides a more student-accessible introduction to the field. After covering the basics in the first six chapters, the text moves on to applications, with chapters on ducts, immersed bodies, potential flow, compressible flow, open channel flow and turbomachinery. New material on CFD is included in Chapter 7 to give students a sense of its importance in modern engineering practice.The fifth edition includes a new problem-solving methodology, introduced at the beginning of the book and used consistently in worked-out examples. 1,650 chapter problems are now included, organized into several problem types. Students can progress from general ones to those involving design, multiple steps and computer usage. Word problems are included to build readers’ conceptual understanding of the subject, and FE Exam problems (in multiple-choice format) are included. EES (Engineering Equation Solver) software is included so that students can effectively use the computer to model, solve and modify typical fluid mechanics problems. A CD ROM containing EES is free with every book, and Appendix E describes its use and application to fluid mechanics. A limited version of EES, that does not expire, is included on the CD ROM; users of the book can also download and distribute the full Academic Version of EES, which is renewed annually with a new username and password.In addition to the bound-in CD ROM, a full Book Website is available for students and instructors. This contains an electronic Student Study Guide; interactive FE Exam questions; links to professional websites; PowerPoint slides of book figures; and a link to the EES website.A printed Solutions Manual is also available to adopters of the fifth edition.
The fifth edition of Fluid Mechanics
continues the tradition of precision, accuracy, accessibility, and strong conceptual presentation. This new edition retains its basic organization. The three approaches--integral, differential, and dimensional analysis--are treated separately, providing the conceptual foundation of fluid mechanics. Chapters on ducts, immersed bodies, potential flow, compressible flow, open channels, and turbomachinery show the major applications of the field.
The new edition includes a systematic problem solving methodology for readers to follow. New chapter examples and approximately 250 new chapter problems have been added.. The EES (Engineering Equation Solver) software is included, free to users, as a means to model and solve problems on the computer. A new appendix offers a brief review of mathematical tools.
System requirements: Pentium 200MHz or better processor; Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP; 64 MB or better RAM.
Table of Contents
2 Pressure Distribution in a Fluid
3 Integral Relations for a Control Volume
4 Differential Relations for a Fluid Flow
5 Dimensional Analysis and Similarity
6 Viscous Flow in Ducts
7 Flow Past Immersed Bodies
8 Potential Flow and Computational Fluid Dynamics
9 Compressible Flow
10 Open-Channel Flow
Appendix A Physical Properties of Fluids
Appendix B Compressible Flow Tables
Appendix C Conversion Factors
Appendix D Equations of Motion in Cylindrical Coordinates
Appendix E Introduction to EES