Physical Hydrodynamics

Physical Hydrodynamics


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Physical Hydrodynamics by Etienne Guyon, Jean-Pierre Hulin, Luc Petit, Catalin D. Mitescu

This second edition of Physical Hydrodynamics is a deeply enriched version of a classical textbook on fluid dynamics. It retains the same pedagogical spirit, based on the authors' experience of teaching university students in the physical sciences, and emphasizes an experimental (inductive) approach rather than the more formal approach found in many textbooks in the field.

A new edition was necessary as contact between the mechanics and physics approaches and their communities has increased continuously over the last few decades. Today the field is more widely open to other experimental sciences: materials, environmental, life, and earth sciences, as well as the engineering sciences. Representative examples from these fields have been included where possible, while retaining a general presentation in each case. This book should be useful for researchers and engineers in these various fields.

Images have an essential place in fluid mechanics, and the illustrations in this edition have been completely revisited and widely improved. An inset of colour photographs is provided to stimulate the interest of readers. Exercises have also been added at the end of a number of chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198702443
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/29/2015
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Etienne Guyon, ESPCI,Jean-Pierre Hulin, Laboratoire FAST,Luc Petit, Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon 1,Catalin D. Mitescu, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Table of Contents

1. The physics of fluids
2. Momentum transport under various flow conditions
3. Kinematics of fluids
4. Dynamics of viscous fluids, rheology, and parallel flows
5. Conservation laws
6. Potential flow
7. Vorticity, vortex dynamics, and rotating flows
8. Quasi-parallel flows - lubrication approximation
9. Flows at low Reynolds number
10. Coupled transport; Laminar boundary layers
11. Hydrodynamic instabilities
12. Turbulence

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