Mechanics of Fluids / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
MECHANICS OF FLUIDS presents fluid mechanics so that students gain 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 (Margin Notes, Chapter Outlines, Summaries, and a nomenclature list) that help students visualize the many difficult-to-understand phenomena of fluid mechanics. Potter and Wiggert base their explanations on basic physical concepts and mathematics which are accessible to undergraduate engineering students, such as differential equations and vector algebra.
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About the Author
Dr. Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, as well as an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, including 33 of years at Michigan State University where he taught thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. Dr. Potter has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has specialized in fluid flow stability and energy research. He has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, the Teacher-Scholar Award, the ASME Centennial Award, the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award, and the James Harry Potter Thermodynamics Gold Medal. Dr. Potter is a member of ASEE, ASME, and the American Academy of Mechanics.
Dr. David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and serves as 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 serves as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering and has expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He is a Fellow of ASME and was the recipient of an "Outstanding Teacher Award", "Distinguished Researcher Award", "Outstanding Applied Researcher Award", and "Outstanding New Researcher Award" from Kettering University. His research experience is in three-dimensional, transient, turbulent, reacting and non-reacting flows. Dr. Ramadan is a member of ASEE, ASME, ACS, and SAE.
Table of Contents1. 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. Problems. 2. FLUID STATICS. Introduction. Pressure at a Point. Pressure Variation. Fluids at Rest. Linearly Accelerating Containers. Rotation Containers. Problems. 3. INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN MOTION. Introduction. Description of Fluid Motion. Classification of Fluid Flows. The Bernoulli Equation. Problems. 4. THE INTEGRAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. Introduction. System-to-Control-Volume Transformation. Conservation of Mass. Energy 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. 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. Problems. 8. EXTERNAL FLOWS. Introduction. Separation. Flow Around Immersed Bodies. Lift and Drag on Airfoils. Potential Flow Theory. Boundary Layer Theory. 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. Problems. 10. FLOW IN OPENCHANNELS. 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. Problems. 11. FLOWS IN PIPING SYSTEMS. Introduction. Losses in Piping Systems. Simple Pipe Systems. Analysis of Pipe Networks. Unsteady Flow in Pipelines. Problems. 12. TURBOMACHINERY. Introduction. Turbopumps. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude for Turbomachinery. Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems. Turbines. Selection and Operation of Turbines. Problems. 13. MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS. Introduction. Measurement of Local flow Parameters. Flow Rate Measurement. Flow Visualization. Data Acquisition and Analysis. Problems. 14. ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS. Introduction. Transport Processes in Fluids. Fundamental Equations of Mass and Heat Transport. Turbulent Transport. Evaluation the Transport Coefficients in the Environment. Problems. 15. COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS. APPENDIX. Units and Conversion. Fluid Properties. Properties of Areas and Volumes. Compressible-Flow Tables for Air. Computer Programs. Films or Videocassettes. BIBLIOGRAPHY. References. General Interest. ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS IN CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 8. INDEX.