Fluid Mechanics

Hardcover | June 5, 2015

byPijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen, David R Dowling

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The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compressible flow and such diverse applications as aerodynamics and geophysical fluid mechanics. Its broad and deep coverage is ideal for both a first or second course in fluid dynamics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and is well-suited to the needs of modern scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others seeking fluid mechanics knowledge. Over 100 new examples designed to illustrate the application of the various concepts and equations featured in the text A completely new chapter on computational fluid dynamics CFD authored by Prof. Gretar Tryggvason of the University of Notre Dame. This new CFD chapter includes sample MatlabTM codes and 20 exercises New material on elementary kinetic theory, non-Newtonian constitutive relationships, internal and external rough-wall turbulent flows, Reynolds-stress closure models, acoustic source terms, and unsteady one-dimensional gas dynamics Plus 110 new exercises and nearly 100 new figures

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The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compre...

While in college, David R. Dowling held summer positions at Hughes Aircraft Co. and the Los Angeles Air Force Station. He completed his doctorate in 1988 at Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and moved north to Seattle to accomodate his wife's career in medicine. While there, he worked for a ye...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:928 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 5, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012405935X

ISBN - 13:9780124059351

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2.Cartesian Tensors
3. Kinematics
4.Conservation Laws
5. Vorticity Dynamics
6. Computational Fluid Dynamics
7. Ideal Flow
8. Gravity Waves
9. Laminar Flow
10. Boundary Layers and Related Topics
11. Instability
12. Turbulence
13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
14. Aerodynamics
15. Compressible Flow
16. Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics (online only)
A. Conversion Factors, Constants, Fluid Properties
B. Mathematical Tools and Resources
C. Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics
D. Visual Resources
Index

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"Fluid mechanics,...is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Revised and updated...this book.is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level."--Zentralblatt MATH, 1302.76001_15