This text is intended for the study of fluid mechanics at an intermediate level. However, the presentation starts with basic ideas in order to form a sound conceptual structure that can support engineering applications and encourage further learning. Subjects treated include hydrostatics, viscous flow, similitude and order of magnitude, creeping flow, potential flow, boundary layer flow, turbulent flow, compressible flow, and non-Newtonian fluids.
- Online resource
- 05 Jun 2012
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 305 b/w illus.
' ... a solid introduction to fluid mechanics for undergraduate engineers ... If I were responsible for an undergraduate engineering course of the kind this book was designed for, I would have no hesitation in adopting it for use.' D. C. Montgomery, Nuclear Fusion 'The material to be covered in each chapter is clearly explained ... the explanations of the several phenomena are generally well thought out and the illustrative examples are appropriate.' E. C. Covert, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 'Overall, Fluid Mechanics is well-written and highly recommended as a textbook for teaching undergraduate engineers. The book should help provide physical insight, as well as the usual mathematical basis, for the foundations of dynamics in fluids.' Applied Mechanics Review 'The subject matter is presented in logical sequence, and the authors, very commendably, have not shied away from providing a thorough analysis wherever it is necessary, including a development of the Navier-Stokes equations, without in any way neglecting to explain the physical principles involved. In addition, each chapter contains useful and well thought out worked examples for the student to attempt ... This text contains in a well written and in a concise way the fundamentals of modern fluid mechanics without becoming involved with particular applications.' The Aeronautical Journal
Table of contents
1. Introduction; 2. Stress in a fluid; 3. Fluid statics; 4. Fluids in motion - integral analysis; 5. Fluids in motion - differential analysis; 6. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations; 7. Energy equations; 8. Similitude and order of magnitude; 9. Flows with negligible acceleration; 10. High Reynolds number flows - regions far from solid boundaries; 11. High Reynolds number flows - the boundary layer; 12. Turbulent flow; 13. Compressible flow; 14. Non-Newtonian fluids.