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Measurement in Fluid Mechanics / Edition 1

Measurement in Fluid Mechanics / Edition 1

by Stavros Tavoularis
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Measurement in Fluid Mechanics is an introductory, general reference in experimental fluid mechanics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521138390
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/24/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stavros Tavoularis is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa and has served as Department Chair and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include turbulence structure and diffusion, vortical flows, aerodynamics, biofluid dynamics, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and experimental methods. Professor Tavoularis is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, as well as the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He is a recipient of the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research.

Table of Contents

Part I. General Concepts:
1. Flow properties and basic principles;
2. Measuring systems;
3. Measurement uncertainty;
4. Signal conditioning, discretization, and analysis;
5. Background for optical experimentation;
6. Fluid mechanical apparatus;
7. Towards a sound experiment;
Part II. Measurement Techniques:
8. Measurement of flow pressure;
9. Measurement of flow rate;
10. Flow visualization techniques;
11. Measurement of local flow velocity;
12. Measurement of temperature;
13. Measurement of composition;
14. Measurement of wall shear stress;
15. Outlook.

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From the Publisher

"…Professor Tavoularis’s excellent book, … succeeds in bringing clarity and sense to the whole issue of experiments in fluid mechanics. This is a book that can be recommended to anyone working in fluid mechanics. On a basic level it provides a ready reference for the essential workings of the main experimental measurement processes that are so often referred to in the literature but which are rarely given sufficient explanation…this book can [also] be used in a much more advanced way to plan an entire experimental programme…"
J. Fluid Mech. (2007), vol. 574, pp. 506–507.

"Measurements in Fluid Mechanics contains a balanced mix of both theoretical and practical information.... The book also provides an unexpected, yet refreshing, mixture of fundamental electrical and electronic information as well as some background in physics...discusses methods for applying this engineering knowledge using ‘time-tested sound practices’ to produce measurement results that are both practicable and reliable."
—Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Management 159

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