This book presents a focused, readable account of the principal physical and mathematical ideas at the heart of fluid dynamics. Graduate students in engineering, applied math, and physics who are taking their first graduate course in fluids will find this book invaluable in providing the background in physics and mathematics necessary to pursue advanced study. The book includes a detailed derivation of the Navier-Stokes and energy equations, followed by many examples of their use in studying the dynamics of fluid flows. Modern tensor analysis is used to simplify the mathematical derivations, thus allowing a clearer view of the physics. Peter Bernard also covers the motivation behind many fundamental concepts such as Bernoulli's equation and the stream function. Many exercises are designed with a view toward using MATLAB or its equivalent to simplify and extend the analysis of fluid motion including developing flow simulations based on techniques described in the book.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Professor Peter Bernard has 35 years' experience in teaching graduate level fluid mechanics at the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition to his many research articles devoted to the physics and computation of turbulent flow, he is the coauthor of the highly regarded volume Turbulent Flow: Analysis, Measurement and Prediction that has been hailed as �robably the best for classroom use or private study' (Journal of Fluid Mechanics).
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Eulerian and Lagrangian viewpoints, paths and streamlines; 3. Stream function; 4. Helmholtz decomposition; 5. Sources, sinks and vortices; 6. Doublets and their applications; 7. Complex potential; 8. Accelerating reference frames; 9. Fluids at rest; 10. Incompressibility and mass conservation; 11. Stress tensor - existence and symmetry; 12. Stress tensor in Newtonian fluids; 13. Navier-Stokes equation; 14. Thermodynamic considerations; 15. Energy equation; 16. Complete equations of motion; 17. Applications of Bernoulli's equation and control volumes; 18. Vorticity; 19. Applications to viscous flow; 20. Laminar boundary layers; 21. Some applications to convective heat and mass transfer.