Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

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The sixth edition of this established, popular textbook provides an excellent and comprehensive treatment of fluid mechanics that is concisely written and supported by numerous worked examples. This revision of a classic text presents relevant material for mechanical and civil engineers, as well as energy and environmental services engineers. It recognises the evolution of the subject and provides thorough coverage of both established theory and emerging topics. Fluid Mechanicsis ideal for use throughout a first degree course in all engineering disciplines where a good understanding of the subject is required. New sections on rotodynamic machine interaction, contaminant concentration prediction and water reuse responses to the drought consequences of climate change. Extended website includes enhanced and additional simulations.show more

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  • Paperback | 1048 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 38mm | 1,719.11g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0273717723
  • 9780273717720
  • 254,349

Table of contents

Preface to the Sixth EditionPrevious Edition PrefacesAcknowledgementsList of Computer ProgramsList of SymbolsPart I Elements of Fluid MechanicsChapter 1 Fluids and their PropertiesChapter 2 Pressure and HeadChapter 3 Static Forces on Surfaces. BuoyancyPart II Concepts of Fluid FlowChapter 4 Motion of Fluid Particles and StreamsChapter 5 The Momentum Equation and its ApplicationsChapter 6 The Energy Equation and its ApplicationsChapter 7 Two-dimensional Ideal FlowPart III Dimensional Analysis and SimilarityChapter 8 Dimensional AnalysisChapter 9 SimilarityPart IV Behaviour of Real FluidsChapter 10 Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Bounded SystemsChapter 11 Boundary LayerChapter 12 Incompressible Flow around a BodyChapter 13 Compressible flow around a BodyPart V Steady Flow in Pipes, Ducts and Open ChannelsChapter 14 Steady Incompressible Flow in Pipe and Duct SystemsChapter 15 Uniform Flow in Open ChannelsChapter 16 Non-uniform Flow in Open ChannelsChapter 17 Compressible Flow in PipesPart VI Fluid Mechanics for Environmental ChangeChapter 18 Environmental Change and Renewable Energy TechnologiesChapter 19 Environmental Change and Rainfall Runoff Flow ModellingPart VII Unsteady Flow in Bounded SystemsChapter 20 Pressure Transient Theory and Surge ControlChapter 21 Simulation of Unsteady Flow Phenomena in Pipe, Channel and Duct SystemsPart VIII Fluid Machinery. Theory, Performance and ApplicationChapter 22 Theory of Rotodynamic MachinesChapter 23 Performance of Rotodynamic MachinesChapter 24 Positive Displacement MachinesChapter 25 Machine-Network InteractionsAppendix 1 Some Properties of Common FluidsAppendix 2 Values of Drag Coefficient C for Various Body ShapesIndexshow more

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"Excellent clear discussions of Fluids. Very good examples." Dr Tim Gough, University of Bradford, UK"I've always used this text. I find it very comprehensive, with a logical layout, and pictched at a level that can be used by an undergraduate student, regardless of the level that they are at." Mr. Gerard Nagle, Dublin Institute of Technology, Irelandshow more

About J. F. Douglas

Dr John Douglas, formerly of South Bank University, London.Dr Janusz Gasiorek, formerly of South Bank University, London where he led the Fluid Mechanics group in Mechanical Engineering, with specialist research interest in rotodynamic machinery and fan engineering.Professor John Swaffield , Emeritus Professor, Heriot Watt University, has taught fluid mechanics for over 30 years with specialist research in pressure transients, free surface unsteady flows and water conservation.Dr Lynne Jack, Heriot-Watt University, Reader in energy systems and associated environmental impacts, with research interests in unsteady flow modelling and the implications for the built environment of climate change.show more

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