Fluid Mechanics by Russell C. Hibbeler

Fluid Mechanics

byRussell C. Hibbeler

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For Fluid Mechanics courses found in Civil and Environmental, General Engineering, and Engineering Technology and Industrial Management departments.


Fluid Mechanics is intended to provide a comprehensive guide to a full understanding of the theory and many applications of fluid mechanics. The text features many of the hallmark pedagogical aids unique to Hibbeler texts, including its student-friendly clear organization. The text supports the development of student problem-solving skills through a large variety of problems, representing a broad range of engineering disciplines that stress practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and provide varying levels of difficulty. The text offers flexibility in that basic principles are covered in chapters 1-6, and the remaining chapters can to be covered in any sequence without the loss of continuity.


Updates to the 2nd Edition result from comments and suggestions from colleagues, reviewers in the teaching profession, and many of the author’s students, and include expanded topic coverage and new Example and Fundamental Problems intended to further students’ understanding of the theory and its applications.


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R.C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Civil Engineering (majoring in Structures) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University. Professor Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor...
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Title:Fluid MechanicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 9.4 × 8 × 1.4 inPublished:January 19, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Fundamental Concepts

1-1.  Introduction

1-2. Characteristics of Matter

1-3. Systems of Units

1-4.  Calculations

1-5. Problem Solving

1-6.  Basic Fluid Properties

1-7. Viscosity

1-8 Viscosity Measurement

1-9. Vapor Pressure

1-10. Surface Tension and Capillarity

2 Fluid Statics

2–1. Pressure

2-2. Absolute and Gage Pressure

2-3. Static Pressure Variation

2-4. Pressure Variation for Incompressible

2-5. Pressure Variation for Compressible Fluids

2-6. Measurement of Static Pressure

2-7. Hydrostatic Forces on Plane Surfaces

2-8. Hydrostatic Forces on an Incline Plane or Curved Surface Determined by Projection

2-9. Buoyancy

2-10. Stability

2-11. Constant Accelerated Translation of a Liquid

2-12. Steady Rotation of a Liquid.


3 Kinematics of Fluid Motion

3-1. Types of Flow Description

3-2. Types of Fluid Flow

3-3. Graphical Descriptions of Fluid Flow

3-4. Fluid Acceleration

3-5 Streamline Coordinates

3-6. The Reynolds Transport Theorem

4 Conservation of Mass

4-1. Rate of Flow and Average Velocity

4-2. Continuity Equation

5   Energy of Moving Fluids

5-1. Euler’s Equations of Motion

5-2. The Bernoulli Equation

5-3. Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation

5-4.Energy and the Hydraulic Gradient.

5-5. The Energy Equation

6 Fluid Momentum

6-1. The Linear Momentum Equation

6-2. The Angular Momentum Equation

6-3. Propellers

6-4. Applications for Control Volumes Having Rectilinear Accelerated Motion

6-5. Turbojets

6-6. Rockets


7 Differential Fluid Flow

7-1. Differential Analysis

7-2. Kinematics of Differential Fluid Elements

7-3. Circulation and Vorticity

7-4. Conservation of Mass

7-5. Equations of Motion of a Fluid Particle

7-6. The Euler and Bernoulli Equations

7-7. The Stream Function

7-8. The Potential Function

7-9. Basic Two-Dimensional Flows

7-10.  Superposition of Flows

7-11. The Navier-Stokes Equations

7-12. Computational Fluid Dyanmics

8 Dimensional Analysis and Similitude

8-1. Dimensional Analysis

8-2. Important Dimensionless Numbers

8-3. The Buckingham Pi Theorem

8-4. Similitude

9 Viscous Flow Within Enclosed Surfaces

9-1.  Steady Laminar Flow between Parallel Plates

9-2. Navier-Stokes Solution for Steady Laminar Flow Between Parallel Plates

9-3. Steady Laminar Flow Within A Smooth Pipe

9-3. Laminar and Turbulent Shear Stress Within a Smooth Pipe

9-4. Navier-Stokes Solution for Steady Laminar Flow Within a Smooth Pipe

9-5. The Reynolds Number

9-6. Laminar and Turbulent Shear Stress Within a Smooth Pipe

9-7. Fully Developed Flow From an Entrance

9-8. Turbulent Flow Within a Smooth Pipe

10 Analysis and Design for Pipe Flow

10-1. Resistance to Flow in Rough Pipes

10-2. Losses Occurring From Pipe Fittings And Transitions

10-3. Single Pipeline Flow

10-4. Pipe Systems

10-5. Flow Measurement

11 Viscous Flow Over External Surfaces

11–1 The Concept of the Boundary Layer

11–2.  Laminar Boundary Layers

11–3 The Momentum Integral Equation

11–4 Turbulent Boundary Layers 

11-5. Laminar and Turbulent Boundary Layers

11-6. Drag and Lift

11-7. Pressure Gradient Effects

11-8. The Drag Coefficient

11-9. Methods for Reducing Drag

11–10. Lift and Drag on an Airfoil


12 Turbomachinery

12-1. Types of Turbomachines

12–2. Axial-Flow Pumps 

12–3. Ideal Performance for Axial-Flow Pumps

12–4. Radial-Flow Pumps

12–5. Turbines

12-6. Pump Performance

12–7. Cavitation and Net Positive Suction Head

12-8. Pump Selection Related to the Flow System

12-9.Turbomachine Similitude


13 Open Channel Flow 

13–1. Types of Flow in Open Channels

13-2. Wave Celerity

13-3. Specific Energy

13–4. Open Channel Flow Over a Rise

13–5. Open Channel Flow Through a Sluice Gate

13-6. Steady Uniform Channel Flow

13-7. Gradual Flow With Varying Depth

13– 8.  The Hydraulic Jump

13-9. Weirs

14 Compressible Flow

14–1. Thermodynamic Concepts

14–2. Wave Propagation Through a Compressible Fluid

14–3. Types of Compressible Flow

14–4. Isentropic Stagnation Properties

14–5. Isentropic Flow Through a Variable Area

14–6. Isentropic Flow Through Converging and Diverging Nozzles

14–7. Normal Shock Waves

14–8. Shock Waves in Nozzles

14-9. Oblique Shocks

14-10. Compression and Expansion Waves

14-11. Compressible Flow Measurement