An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
This is a modern and elegant introduction to engineering fluid mechanics enriched with numerous examples, exercises and applications. A swollen creek tumbles over rocks and through crevasses, swirling and foaming. Taffy can be stretched, reshaped and twisted in various ways. Both the water and the taffy are fluids and their motions are governed by the laws of nature. The aim of this textbook is to introduce the reader to the analysis of flows using the laws of physics and the language of mathematics. The book delves deeply into the mathematical analysis of flows; knowledge of the patterns fluids form and why they are formed, and also the stresses fluids generate and why they are generated, is essential to designing and optimising modern systems and devices. Inventions such as helicopters and lab-on-a-chip reactors would never have been designed without the insight provided by mathematical models.
- Electronic book text
- 25 Mar 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 520 b/w illus. 40 tables 500 exercises
Table of contents
Part I. Preparing to Study Flow: 1. Why study fluid mechanics?; 2. How fluids behave; Part II. The Physics of Flow: 3. Modeling fluids; 4. Molecular fluid stresses; 5. Stress-velocity relationships; Part III. Flow Field Calculations: 6. Microscopic balance equations; 7. Internal flows; 8. External flows; Part IV. Advanced Flow Calculations: 9. Macroscopic balance equations; 10. How fluids behave (redux); Part V. Appendices: A. Glossary; B. Mathematics appendix; C. Supplemental mathematics appendix; D. Special topics.
'... being brave is what makes this book truly outstanding. The author is not afraid of throwing difficult problems and concepts to readers from the beginning ... The book reads very well and it almost feels like listening to the author's lecture. It is a pleasure to find many practical advices embedded in the text ... This book is a truly remarkable achievement that will significantly contribute in educating future fluid mechanists without sacrificing rigorousness and the beauty of the subject. The book will appeal to lecturers who teach introductory fluid mechanics and both undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and science majors. Practicing engineers in the related fields will also find it useful.' Dr Yong Sung Park, The Aeronautical Journal
About Faith A. Morrison
Faith Morrison is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She is the President of the Society of Rheology and Editor of the Rheology Bulletin. Her research focuses on rheological, optical and scattering techniques to probe the morphology of flowing liquids. This research explores systems with structure, including high-molecular-weight polymers and block copolymers and sol-gels and suspensions. In addition to her numerous research publications, Morrison is the author of Understanding Rheology (2001).