Rotating Fluids in Engineering and Science

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Invaluable for engineers and scientists whose projects require a knowledge of the theory. Part I reviews basic fluid mechanics. Part II introduces concepts, theories, and equations specific to rotating fluids, and Part III presents numerous practical applications of the theory, in fields ranging from centrifuges to aerodynamics. "Highly recommended." — Choice.

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Overview

Invaluable for engineers and scientists whose projects require a knowledge of the theory. Part I reviews basic fluid mechanics. Part II introduces concepts, theories, and equations specific to rotating fluids, and Part III presents numerous practical applications of the theory, in fields ranging from centrifuges to aerodynamics. "Highly recommended." — Choice.

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Presents the theory and physical concepts necessary to follow new developments in the fields of rotating fluids and vorticity. An advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate-level text, for practicing engineers and scientists engaged in research or in design and development projects requiring a knowledge of rotating fluid theory. Assumes familiarity with partial differential equations and vector mathematics, and a junior-level undergraduate course or sequence in fluid mechanics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486417042
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Fluid Mechanics Review 1
1 Rotating Fluid Phenomena 3
2 Mass and Momentum Conservation 23
3 Potential Inviscid Flow 43
4 Boundary Layers and Turbulence 57
5 Wave Theory 77
Pt. II Rotating Fluid Theory 97
6 Rotating Coordinate Systems 99
7 Coriolis Phenomena 113
8 Rotation, Vorticity, and Circulation 127
9 Vorticity as the Variable 145
10 Vortex Dynamics 159
11 Secondary Flows 183
12 Circular Pathline Flows 201
13 Rotation and Inertial Waves 215
Pt. III Rotating Fluid Applications 233
14 Pipes, Channels, and Rivers 235
15 Rotors and Centrifuges 251
16 Wings, Lift, and Drag 265
17 Turbomachinery 279
18 Liquids in Precessing Spacecraft 305
19 The Earth, Sun, and Moon 319
20 Atmospheric Circulation 333
21 Oceanic Circulation 349
22 Intense Atmospheric Vortices 365
App. A Mathematical Relationships 379
App. B Stream Functions and Velocity Potentials 385
App. C Equations of Motion 389
App. D Fluid Properties 393
App. E Geophysical Data 397
References 401
Index 415
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