DescriptionFundamentals of Fluid Mechanics offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.
Chapter 2: Fluid Statics
Chapter 3: Elementary Fluid Dynamics—The Bernoulli Equation
Chapter 4: Fluid Kinematics
Chapter 5: Finite Control Volume Analysis
Chapter 6: Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
Chapter 7: Dimensional Analysis, Similitude, and Modeling
Chapter 8: Viscous Flow in Pipes
Chapter 9: Flow over Immersed Bodies
Chapter 10: Open-Channel Flow
Chapter 11: Compressible Flow
Chapter 12: Turbomachines
- Self-Contained Material that had been removed from the text and provided only on-line has been brought back into the text. Most notable are Section 5.4 on the second law of thermodynamics and useful energy loss and Appendix E containing units conversion factors.
- Compressible Flow Chapter 11 on compressible flow has been extensively reorganized and a limited amount of new material added. All have special emphasis on engineering applications of the material. Example solutions employ tabulated compressible flow functions as well as graphs.
- Appendices Compressible flow function tables have been added to Appendix D. A new extensive set of units conversion factors in a useful and compact format appears in Appendix E.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Provides a description of many of the challenges and practices that characterize widely-used CFD codes. The aim is twofold: to show how reasonably complex flows can be computed and to foster a healthy skepticism in the non-specialist. This material is presented in an expanded Appendix A.