This textbook treats Hydro- and Fluid Dynamics, the engineering science dealing with forces and energies generated by fluids in motion, playing a vital role in everyday life. Practical examples include the flow motion in the kitchen sink, the exhaust fan above the stove, and the air conditioning system in our home. When driving a car, the air flow around the vehicle body induces some drag which increases with the square of the car speed and contributes to excess fuel consumption. Engineering applications encompass fluid transport in pipes and canals, energy generation, environmental processes and transportation (cars, ships, aircrafts). This book deals with the topic of applied hydrodynamics. The lecture material is grouped into two complementary sections: ideal fluid flow and real fluid flow. The former deals with two- and possibly three-dimensional fluid motions that are not subject to boundary friction effects, while the latter considers the flow regions affected by boundary friction and turbulent shear. The lecture material is designed as an intermediate course in fluid dynamics for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in Civil, Environmental, Hydraulic and Mechanical Engineering. It is supported by notes, applications, remarks and discussions in each chapter. Moreover a series of appendices is added, while some major homework assignments are developed at the end of the book, before the bibliographic references.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-09-23 - Publisher: CRC Press
Presenting material on the mechanics of fluids which is needed for an honours-degree course in civil or mechanical engineering, this text also provides relevant coverage of the subject for undergraduate courses in aeronautical and chemical engineering.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: WIT Press
"This book on an important area of applied mathematics is a compendium of the work of many pioneering authors and of research works from throughout the author's career ... It is intended to provide background for young scientists and graduate students as well as applied mathematicians and professional engineers. Some
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-24 - Publisher: CRC Press
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