Hydrodynamics and Sound / Edition 1

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Overview

This book is designed for a first graduate course in fluid dynamics. It focuses on knowledge and methods that find applications in most branches of fluid mechanics, and aims to supply a theoretical understanding that will permit sensible simplifications to be made in the formulation of problems and enable the reader to develop analytical models of practical significance. The study of simplified model problems can be used to guide experimental and numerical investigations. The first part (Chapter 1-4) is concerned entirely with the incompressible flow of homogeneous fluid. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with dispersive waves and acoustics.
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Editorial Reviews

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"It would make an excellent graduate level text...I found it to be clearly written...remarkably free of errors and contains many well thought out problems and interesting examples...I was impressed by the large number of practical results that could be obtained by using only very simple mathematics."
Marvin Goldstein, Chief Scientist
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135-3191, USA
Journal of Sound and Vibration
Volume 309, Issues 1-2, 8 January 2008, Pages 347-348

"Professor Howe is not only a well-established researcher but also an excellent pedagogue. He succeeded in explaining in a comprehensive manner complex topics of hydrodynamics...This book has all the chances to become a classical textbook on this subject...recommended to all students willing to discover the wonderful world of hydrodynamics."
Denys Dutykh, ENS Cachan, CMLA, France
European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 27 (2008) 218

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521868624
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

M. S. Howe has been Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Boston University since 1992. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (UK) and of the Acoustical Society of America. He was appointed American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rayleigh Lecturer for 1997 for his 'pioneering contributions to the science and applications of acoustics'. He received the ASME 2000 Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics 'for important work on the interactions of fluid flow and structures, leading to an increased understanding of acoustic radiation generated from such interactions'. In 2001 he received the Aeroacoustics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for 'outstanding theoretical contributions to the understanding of the fundamental physical processes of noise generation in aeroacoustics'. Dr Howe is the author of Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions (CUP 1998), Theory of Vortex Sound (in press, 2001), and has publishedmore than 180 papers in refereed Mathematics and Engineering journals.
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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Equations of motion; 2. Potential flow of an incompressible fluid; 3. Ideal flow in two dimensions; 4. Rotational incompressible flow; 5. Surface gravity waves; 6. Introduction to acoustics; Bibliography.
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