Introduction to Fluid Mechanics / Edition 1

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Overview

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics is a mathematically efficient introductory text for a basal course in mechanical engineering. More rigorous than existing texts in the field, it is also distinguished by the choice and order of subject matter, its careful derivation and explanation of the laws of fluid mechanics, and its attention to everyday examples of fluid flow and common engineering applications.Beginning with the simple and proceeding to the complex, the text introduces the principles of fluid mechanics in orderly steps. At each stage practical engineering problems are solved, principally in engineering systems such as dams, pumps, turbines, pipe flows,
propellers, and jets, but with occasional illustrations from physiological and meteorological flows.
The approach builds on the student's experience with everyday fluid mechanics, showing how the scientific principles permit a quantitative understanding of what is happening and provide a basis for designing engineering systems that achieve the desired objectives.Introduction to Fluid
Mechanics differs from most engineering texts in several respects: The derivations of the fluid principles (especially the conservation of energy) are complete and correct, but concisely given through use of the theorems of vector calculus. This saves considerable time and enables the student to visualize the significance of these principles. More attention than usual is given to unsteady flows and their importance in pipe flow and external flows. Finally, the examples and exercises illustrate real engineering situations, including physically realistic values of the problem variables. Many of these problems require calculation of numerical values, giving the student experience in judging the correctness of his or her numerical skills.

The MIT Press

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An outgrowth of the development of the one-semester course in fluid mechanics that is required of all mechanical engineering students at MIT, this text emphasizes the important principles of the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy as they apply to a fluid. At each stage of the exposition, practical engineering problems are solved, principally in engineering systems such as dams, pumps, turbines, pipe flows, propellers, and jets, but with occasional illustrations from physiological and meteorological flows. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262061650
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 625
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Fay is Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at MIT.
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Table of Contents

Tables
Preface
To the Student
1 Introduction 1
2 Fluid Statics 39
3 Conservation of Mass 89
4 Inviscid Flow 127
5 Conservation of Momentum 185
6 Laminar Viscous Flow 265
7 Turbulent Viscous Flow 353
8 Conservation of Energy 377
9 Flow in Fluid Systems 401
10 Dimensional Analysis and Modeling 441
11 Irrotational Flow 495
12 Compressible Flow 553
Index 599
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