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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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List price: $337.95 Edition: 3rd Copyright year: 2002 Publisher: Course Technology Publication date: 7/10/2001 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 816 Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall Weight: 3.586

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Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, 33 of those years spent at Michigan State University, which he joined in 1965. He teaches thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. He has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has performed research in fluid flow stability and energy. Dr. Potter has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, Teacher-Scholar Award, ASME Centennial Award .… More and the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, the ASEE, ASME, and American Academy of Mechanics.Less

David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and is 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.

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

Summary

Problems

Fluid Statics

Introduction

Pressure at a Point

Pressure Variation

Fluids at Rest

Linearly Accelerating Containers

Rotating Containers

Summary

Problems

Introduction to Fluids in Motion

Introduction

Description of Fluid Motion

Classification of Fluid Flows

The Bernoulli Equation

Summary

Problems

The Integral forms of the Fundamental Laws

Introduction

The Three Basic Laws

System-to-Control-Volume Transformation

Conservation of Mass

Energy Equation

Momentum Equation

Moment-of-Momentum Equation

Summary

Problems

The Differential forms of the Fundamental Laws

Introduction

Differential Continuity Equation

Differential Momentum Equation

Differential Energy Equation

Summary

Problems

Dimensional Analysis and Similitude

Introduction

Dimensional Analysis

Similitude

Normalized Differential Equations

Summary

Problems

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

Summary

Problems

External Flows

Introduction

Separation

Flow Around Immersed Bodies

Lift and Drag on Airfoils

Potential Flow Theory

Boundary Layer Theory

Summary

Problems

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

Summary

Problems

Flow in Open Channels

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

Summary

Problems

Flows in Piping Systems

Introduction

Losses in Piping Systems

Simple Pipe Systems

Analysis of Pipe Networks

Unsteady Flow in Pipelines

Summary

Problems

Turbomachinery

Introduction

Turbopumps

Dimensional Analysis and Similitude for Turbomachinery

Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems

Turbines

Summary

Problems

Measurements in Fluid Mechanics

Introduction

Measurement of Local Flow Parameters

Flow Rate Measurement

Flow Visualization

Data Acquisition and Analysis

Summary

Problems

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Introduction

Transport Processes in Fluids

Fundamental Equations of Mass and Heat Transport

Turbulent Transport

Evaluating the Transport Coefficients in the Environment

Summary

Problems

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction

An Overview of Finite-Difference and Finite-Volume Methods

Examples of Simple Finite-Difference Methods

Examples of Simple Finite-Volume Methods

Other Considerations

Grid Generation

Methods for the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

Methods for the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations

Closing Remarks

References

Problems

Appendix

Units and Conversions and Vector Relationships

Fluid Properties

Properties of Areas and Volumes

Compressible-Flow Tables for Air

Numerical Solutions for Chapter 10

Numerical Solutions for Chapter 11

Bibliography

References

General Interest

Answers to Selected Problems

Index

Credits

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