This book illustrates how potential flows enter into all problems of fluid mechanics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Historical notes; 3. Boundary conditions for viscous fluids; 4. Helmholtz decomposition coupling rotational to irrotational flow; 5. Harmonic functions which give rise to vorticity; 6. Radial motions of a spherical gas bubble in a viscous liquid; 7. Rise velocity of a spherical cap bubble; 8. Ellipsoidal model of the rise of a Taylor bubble in a round tube; 9. Rayleigh-Taylor instability of viscous fluids; 10. The force on a cylinder near a wall in viscous potential flows; 11. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability; 12. Irrotational theories of gas-liquid flow: viscous potential flow (VPF), viscous potential flow with pressure correction (VCVPF) and dissipation method (DM); 13. Rising bubbles; 14. Purely irrotational theories of the effect of the viscosity on the decay of waves; 15. Irrotational Faraday waves on a viscous fluid; 16. Stability of a liquid jet into incompressible gases and liquids; 17. Stress induced cavitation; 18. Viscous effects of the irrotational flow outside boundary layers on rigid solids; 19. Irrotational flows which satisfy the compressible Navier-Stokes equations; 20. Irrotational flows of viscoelastic fluids; 21. Purely irrotational theories of stability of viscoelastic fluids; 22. Numerical methods for irrotational flows of viscous fluid; Appendices; References; List of illustrations; List of tables.
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