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Highly useful and accessible coverage of fluid mechanics
Incompressible Flow, Third Edition is the updated and revised edition of Ronald Panton's classic text. It continues a respected tradition of providing an exceptionally clear, unified, and carefully paced introduction to advanced concepts in fluid mechanics. Beginning with basic principles, this Third Edition patiently develops the math and physics leading to major theories. Throughout, the book provides a unified presentation of physics, mathematics, and engineering applications, along with a liberal supplement of helpful exercises and example problems.
New features of Incompressible Flow, Third Edition include:
- Expanded, separate chapters on the lubrication approximation and Stokes flows
- New chapters on surface tensiondriven flows and micro/nano flows
- Two examples of boundary layers beginning at infinity: plane flow on a wall that is under a plane aperture, and plane flow on the wall under a sluice gate
- Greater emphasis on the strain vector and how it's used to interpret vorticity stretching and turning
- A derivation of the mechanical energy equation for a region with arbitrary motion, illustrating how moving boundary work and flow work are convenient concepts but not basic physical ideas
- Modern measurements of the pipe flow friction factor
- Expanded details on the mathematics of E2E2Y operator
- The Jeffrey-Hamel solution and its limits with Reynolds number
Complete with new problems, solvable with such PC-based calculation software as MathCAD and MATLAB®, Incompressible Flow, Third Edition is a valuable resource for professionals in the mechanical, aerospace, civil, and chemical engineering fields.
Synopsis
This is the updated edition of the leading textbook of its kind on fluid mechanics covering viscous and non-viscous flow. This Third Edition retains the format and philosophy of the first two editions, with presentations of basic principles and an in-depth development of the mathematics and physics leading to theories of fluids.
Synopsis
Incompressible Flow, Third Edition is the updated and revised edition of Ronald Panton’s classic text on fluid mechanics. Beginning with basic principles, this Third Edition patiently develops the math and physics leading to major theories. The book provides a unified presentation of physics, mathematics, and engineering applications, along with a liberal supplement of helpful exercises and example problems. New features include chapters on the modern measurements of the pipe flow friction factor, expanded details on the mathematics of E2E2Y operator, the Jeffrey-Hamel solution and its limits with Reynolds number, and more. Complete with new problems, solvable with such PC-based calculation software as MathCAD and MATLAB, Incompressible Flow, Third Edition is a valuable resource for professionals in the mechanical, aerospace, civil, and chemical engineering fields.
About the Author
RONALD L. PANTON is the J. H. Herring Centennial Professor in Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Table of Contents
Preface.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1. Continuum Mechanics.
2. Thermodynamics.
3. Vector Calculus and Index Notation.
4. Kinematics of Local Fluid Motion.
5. Basic Laws.
6. Newtonian Fluids and the Navier-Stokes Equations.
7. Some Incompressible Flow Patterns.
8. Dimensional Analysis.
9. Compressible Flow.
10. Incompressible Flow.
11. Some Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations.
12. Stream Functions and the Velocity Potential.
13. Vorticity Dynamics.
14. Flows at Moderate Reynolds Numbers.
15. Asymptotic Analysis Methods.
16. Characteristics of High-Reynolds-Number Flow.
17. Kinematic Decomposition of Flow Fields.
18. Ideal Flows in a Plane.
19. Axisymmetric and Three-Dimensional Ideal Flows.
20. Boundary Layers.
21. Low-Reynolds-Numbers Flows.
22. Lubrication Approximation.
23. Surface Tension Effects.
24. Microscale Effects.
25. Introduction to Stability and Transition.
26. Introduction to Turbulent Flow.
Appendix A: Properties of Fluids.
Appendix B: Differential Operations in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates.
Appendix C: Basic Equations in Rectangular, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates.
Appendix D: Streamfunction Relations in Rectangular, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates.
Appendix E: Computer Code for Entrance Flow into a Cascade.
Appendix F: Computer Code for Boundary-Layer Analysis.
References.
Index.