Synopses & Reviews
Examines the fundamental aspects of fluid motion including important fluid properties, regimes of flow, pressure variations in fluids at rest and in motion, methods of flow description and analysis. Expands on basic analysis techniques used to solve fluid mechanics problems, stressing how flow phenomena are described mathematically and on when and how to use infinitesimal and finite control volumes. More than 160 examples are presented, providing detailed solutions to a variety of problems. Generous sets of homework problems in every chapter emphasize practical applications of principles. Changes in the new edition include a new chapter on turbomachinery as well as additional open-ended homework problems and expanded problems using experimental data.
Synopsis
A look at fundamental aspects of fluid motion, including important fluid properties, regimes of flow, pressure variations in fluids at rest and in motion, fluid kinematics, and methods of flow description and analysis. This book describes the essential elements of kinematics, including Eulerian and Lagrangian mathematical descriptions of flow phenomena, and indicates the vital relationship between the two views.
All measures provided in both the British Gravitational System (pounds, slugs, feet, and seconds), and the International System of Units (Newton's, kilograms, meters, and seconds).
Table of Contents
Fluid Statics.
Elementary Fluid Dynamics—The Bernoulli Equation.
Fluid Kinematics.
Finite Control Volume Analysis.
Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow.
Similitude, Dimensional Analysis, and Modeling.
Viscous Flow in Pipes.
Flow Over Immersed Bodies.
Open-Channel Flow.
Compressible Flow.
Turbomachines.
Appendices.
Answers.
Index.