Mechanics of Fluids

Mechanics of Fluids

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As in previous editions, this ninth edition of Massey's Mechanics of Fluids introduces the basic principles of fluid mechanics in a detailed and clear manner. This bestselling textbook provides the sound physical understanding of fluid flow that is essential for an honours degree course in civil or mechanical engineering as well as courses in aeronautical and chemical engineering. Focusing on the engineering applications of fluid flow, rather than mathematical techniques, students are gradually introduced to the subject, with the text moving from the simple to the complex, and from the familiar to the unfamiliar. In an all-new chapter, the ninth edition closely examines the modern context of fluid mechanics, where climate change, new forms of energy generation, and fresh water conservation are pressing issues. SI units are used throughout and there are many worked examples. Though the book is essentially self-contained, where appropriate, references are given to more detailed or advanced accounts of particular topics providing a strong basis for further study. For lecturers, an accompanying solutions manual is more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 42mm | 1,437.88g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 30 black & white tables, 8 black & white halftones, 329 black & white line drawings
  • 0415602602
  • 9780415602600
  • 684,337

About John Ward-Smith

John Ward-Smith was Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Senior Research Fellow in Biomechanics in the Department of Sport Sciences at Brunel University, more

Table of contents

Preface Fundamental Concepts Fluid Statics The Principles Governing The Momentum Equation Physical Similarity and Dimensional Analysis Laminar Flow Between Solid Boundaries Flow and Losses in Pipes and Fittings Boundary Layers, Wakes and other Shear Layers The Flow of an Inviscid Fluid Flow with a Free Surface Compressible Flow of Gases Unsteady Flow Fluid Machines Fluid Mechanics in a Changing World Appendix: Units and Conversion Factors Appendix: Physical Constants and Properties of Fluids Appendix: Tables of Gas Flow Functions Appendix: Algebraic Symbolsshow more

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