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Principles of Fluid Mechanics

ISBN-10: 013801762X

ISBN-13: 9780138017620

Edition: 2001

Authors: Andreas N. Alexandrou

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This text provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging introduction to fluid dynamics assuming only a basic knowledge of calculus and physics.
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Book details

List price: $226.40
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Introduction and Basic Definitions
Fluid Dynamics and Engineering Analysis and Design
Solution Methods
Control Volume Analysis: Open System vs. Closed System
The Continuum Assumption, Differential Analysis
Fluid Properties
Dimensions and Systems of Units
Conservation Laws for Closed Systems
General Conservation Law for a Closed System
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Linear Momentum
The Conservation of Momentum for a Non-Inertial Coordinate System
Conservation of Energy
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Review of Basic Thermodynamic Principles
Dynamics of Ideal Gases
Hydrostatic Effects on Submerged Bodies
Conservation Laws for Open Systems
Reynolds Transport Theorem
General Conservation Law for an Open System
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Conservation of Linear Momentum for a Non-Inertial Coordinate System
Conservation of Energy
Energy Equation Along a Streamline
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Differential View of Fluid Motion: Fluid Kinematics and Deformation
Differential View
Position Vector of Fluid Particles
Velocity and Acceleration Fields
Lagrangian and Eulerian Perspectives
Visual Kinematic Concepts
Streamlines, Streamfunction
Velocity Potential
Pathlines, Streaklines
Deformation of Fluid Elements: Translation, Rotation, Strain
Differential Form of the Conservation Laws
Differential View of the Dynamics of Flow: Internal State of Stress
Body Forces on a Differential Control Volume
Force on an Arbitrary Fluid Surface
Conservation Laws
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Differential View of Fluid Statics
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Constitutive Relations
Flow Boundary Conditions
No-Slip Boundary Condition
Applied Surface Forces
Surface Tension Forces
Free Surface Boundary Conditions
Navier-Stokes Equations
Non-Isothermal Flows
Conservation of Total Energy
Conservation of Thermal Energy
Constitutive Description of Heat Transfer
Thermal Boundary Conditions
Dimensional Analysis of Fluid Systems
Functional Relations using Dimensional Analysis
Buckingham-[Pi] Theorem
Scaling and Order-of-Magnitude Analysis
Significance of Dimensionless Groups
Similitude, Design of Experiments
Incomplete Similarity
Exact Analytic Solutions
Mathematical Modeling
Poiseuille Flow: Fully Developed Channel Flow
Poiseuille Flow: Fully Developed Pipe Flow
Gravity Flow: Flow Down an Inclined Plane
Film Drawing
Fully Developed Non-Newtonian Channel Flow
Transient Flow: Impulsively Started Flow
Non-Isothermal Poiseuille Flow
Combined Analytic and Experimental Solutions
Boundary Layer Concept
Boundary Layer Theory
Approximate Momentum Integral Theory
Laminar Boundary Layer Flow
"Exact" Laminar Similarity Solutions
Approximate Laminar Boundary Layer Flow
Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow
Approximate Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow
Dynamics of External Flows
Flow Separation
Wake Dynamics
Drag and Lift Forces
Flow Past a Circular Cylinder
Flow Past Bodies with Arbitrary Shapes
Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Applications
Internal Flows
Energy Considerations in Pipe Flow
Major Losses
Minor Losses
Solution Procedure for Single-Pipe Problems
Flow in Piping Networks
Ideal Inviscid Flow
Inviscid Theory: Euler Equations
Euler Equations in Streamline Coordinates
The Bernoulli Equation
Exact Solutions for Irrotational Inviscid Flows
Elementary Flows
Superposition of Elementary Flows
Dynamics of Rotating Fluids: Turbomachinery
Conservation of Angular Momentum Concept
Conservation of Angular Momentum for a Closed System
Conservation of Angular Momentum for an Open System
Theoretical Framework
Energy-Absorbing Turbomachines
Dimensional Analysis
Scaling Properties, Specific Speed
Pump Selection and Performance Considerations
Energy-Producing Turbomachines
Impulse Turbines
Reaction Turbines
Simple Propeller and Windmill Theory
Compressible Flow
Sonic Speed
Isentropic Flow
Flow in a Channel with Variable Area
Mass Flow Rate Through a Channel
Supersonic Flow--Related Phenomena
Normal Shocks
Oblique Shocks
Prandtl-Meyer Expansion
Flow in a Converging-Diverging Nozzle
Flow with Friction
Effect of Friction on Flow Properties
Fanno Flow Line
Flow with Heat Transfer
Effect of Heat Transfer on Flow Properties
Rayleigh Flow Line
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Basic Concepts
Design of Experiments
Data Acquisition
Instrumentation Fundamentals
Analysis of Experimental Data
Measurement of Fluid Properties
Volume, Mass, Density
Measurement of General Flow Characteristics
Flow Visualization
Standard Flow Rate Measuring Devices
Pitot-Type Flow Meters
Flow-Obstruction--Based Flow Meters
Positive Displacement Flow Meters
Other Flow Meters
Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Algebraic Equations
Root of Equations
Numerical Integration
Ordinary Differential Equations
Integration Schemes for ODEs
Partial Differential Equations
Discretization Methods
Finite Difference Method
Inviscid Flow
Finite Difference Solution of [Delta superscript 2 psi] = 0
Viscous Flow
Boundary layer
Fluid Properties
Compressible Flow Tables
Differential Form of the Governing Equations
Computer Programs
Numerical Solution of Algebraic Equations
Calculation of Friction Factor f: Bisection Method
Calculation of Friction Factor f: Newton-Raphson Method
Numerical Integration
Trapezoidal Integration
Simpson's Integration
Numerical Integration of ODEs
Euler's Methods
Boundary-Layer Similarity Solution
Numerical Integration of PDEs
Inviscid Flow: Solution of [Delta superscript 2 psi] = 0
Boundary-Layer Flow
Basic Mathematics of Fluid Dynamics
Vectors and Vector Algebra
Coordinate Systems
Vector Multiplication by a Scalar
Scalar, Vector-Vector Operations
Vector, Vector-Vector Operations
Elementary Calculus
Vector Differential Calculus
Lines, Surfaces, Volumes
Gauss Divergence Theorem
Stokes's Theorem
Tensors and Tensor Algebra