Mechanics of Fluids / Edition 4

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MECHANICS OF FLUIDS presents fluid mechanics in a manner that helps students gain both an understanding of, and an ability to analyze the important phenomena encountered by practicing engineers. The authors succeed in this through the use of several pedagogical tools that help students visualize the many difficult-to-understand phenomena of fluid mechanics. Explanations are based on basic physical concepts as well as mathematics which are accessible to undergraduate engineering students. This fourth edition includes a Multimedia Fluid Mechanics DVD-ROM which harnesses the interactivity of multimedia to improve the teaching and learning of fluid mechanics by illustrating fundamental phenomena and conveying fascinating fluid flows.

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"Good content coverage, very readable, written at the right level for our students, and good example problems and homework problems."

"Clear, comprehensive, presents clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, has a great number of problems at the end of each chapter, and highlights important information in the margin."

From the Publisher

"Good content coverage, very readable, written at the right level for our students, and good example problems and homework problems."

"Clear, comprehensive, presents clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, has a great number of problems at the end of each chapter, and highlights important information in the margin."

A new edition of the text introducing the fundamental areas of fluid mechanics. The volume uses worked examples and practice problems to prepare students for actual engineering situations, comprehensively covering the areas of fluid statics, fluids in motion, the integral and differential forms of the fundamental laws, dimensional analysis and similitude, internal and external flows, flow in channels and in piping systems, turbomachinery, and measurements in fluid mechanics. The appendices supply conversions, tables of properties, and listings of related computer programs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Text presents fluid mechanics so that the undergraduate engineering student can understand the physical concepts, follow the mathematics, and analyze the important phenomena encountered by the engineer. Includes example problems worked out in detail, as well as home problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495667735
  • Publisher: CL Engineering
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 1,464,481
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, 33 of those years spent at Michigan State University, which he joined in 1965. He teaches thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. He has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has performed research in fluid flow stability and energy. Dr. Potter has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, Teacher-Scholar Award, ASME Centennial Award . and the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, the ASEE, ASME, and American Academy of Mechanics.

David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. He was the recipient of the J.C. Stevens Award, ASCE, (1977), the L.F. Moody Award, ASME, (1983) and is a Fellow of ASME (1996). His research experience is in fluid transients and groundwater flows.

Dr. Bassem Ramadan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He was the recipient of an "Outstanding Teacher Award", an "Outstanding Applied Researcher Award", and an "Outstanding New Researcher Award" from Kettering University.

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Table of Contents

1. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction. Dimensions, Units, and Physical Quantities. Continuum View of Gases and Liquids. Pressure and Temperature Scales. Fluid Properties. Conservation Laws. Thermodynamic Properties and Relationships. Summary. Problems. 2. FLUID STATICS. Introduction. Pressure at a Point. Pressure Variation. Fluids at Rest. Linearly Accelerating Containers. Rotating Containers. Summary. Problems. 3. INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN MOTION. Introduction. Description of Fluid Motion. Classification of Fluid Flows. The Bernoulli Equation. Summary. Problems. 4. THE INTEGRAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. Introduction. The Three Basic Laws. System-to-Control-Volume Transformation. Conservation of Mass. Energy Equation. Momentum Equation. Moment-of-Momentum Equation. Summary. Problems. 5. THE DIFFERENTIAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. Introduction Differential Continuity Equation. Differential Momentum Equation. Differential Energy Equation. Summary. Problems. 6. DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILITUDE. Introduction. Dimensional Analysis. Similitude. Normalized Differential Equations. Summary. Problems. 7. INTERNAL FLOWS. Introduction. Entrance Flow and Developed Flow. Laminar Flow in a Pipe. Laminar Flow between Parallel Plates. Laminar Flow between Rotating Cylinders. Turbulent Flow in a Pipe. Uniform Turbulent Flow in Open Channels. Summary. Problems. 8. EXTERNAL FLOWS. Introduction. Separation. Flow Around Immersed Bodies. Lift and Drag on Airfoils. Potential Flow Theory. Boundary Layer Theory. Summary. Problems. 9. COMPRESSIBLE FLOW. Introduction. Speed of Sound and the Mach Number. Isentropic Nozzle Flow. Normal Shock Wave. Shock Waves in Converging-Diverging Nozzles. Vapor Flow through a Nozzle. Oblique Shock Wave. Isentropic Expansion Waves. Summary. Problems. 10. FLOW IN OPEN CHANNELS. Introduction. Open-Channel Flows. Uniform Flow. Energy Concepts in Open-Channel Flow. Momentum Concepts in Open-Channel Flow. Nonuniform, Gradually Varied Flow. Numerical Analysis of Water Surface Profiles. Summary. Problems. 11. FLOWS IN PIPING SYSTEMS. Introduction. Losses in Piping Systems. Simple Pipe Systems. Analysis of Pipe Networks. Unsteady Flow in Pipelines. Summary. Problems. 12. TURBOMACHINERY. Introduction. Turbopumps. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude for Turbomachinery. Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems. Turbines. Summary. Problems. 13. MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS. Introduction. Measurement of Local Flow Parameters. Flow Rate Measurement. Flow Variation. Data Acquisition and Analysis. Summary. Problems. 14. COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS. Introduction. Examples of Finite Difference Methods. Stability, Convergence, and Errors. Solution of Couette Flow. Solution of Two-Dimensional Steady-State Potential Flow. Summary. APPENDIX A. UNITS AND CONVERSIONS AND VECTOR RELATIONSHIPS APPENDIX B. FLUID PROPERTIES APPENDIX C. PROPERTIES OF AREAS AND VOLUMES APPENDIX D. COMPRESSIBLE-FLOW TABLES FOR AIR APPENDIX E. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 10 APPENDIX F. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 11

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