Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Paperback | December 31, 1998

byYasuki Nakayama, Robert BoucherEditorYasuki Nakayama

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Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on to the more involved mathematics. The various theories of flow have been correlated with real phenomena and, combined with numerous figures and photographs, help the reader place the subject in context. Examples from a broad range of engineering disciplines are included making this textbook suitable for all engineers studying fluid systems as part of their degree. 'Introduction to Fluid Mechanics' is translated from the best-selling Japanese book by Professor Yasuki Nakayama, and adapted for the international market by Professor Robert Boucher. Introduces the concepts through everyday examples before moving on to the more invoved mathematics.Various theories of flow are applied to real phenomena and illustrated with numerous figures and photographsIncludes examples from a bread range of engineering disciplines.

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Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.63 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 1998Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0340676493

ISBN - 13:9780340676493

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Table of Contents

History of fluid mechanics * Fluid properties and definitions * Fluid statics * Fundamentals of flow * One-dimensional flow (mechanism for conservation of flow properties) * Viscous flow * Pipe flow * Open channel flow * Drag and lift * Dimensional analysis and law of similarity * Measurement of flow velocity and flow rate * Flow of ideal fluid * Compressible flow * Unsteady flow * Flow visualisation * Computational fluid dynamics.

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"Their writing style is informal, the material is easily accessible and studiously avoids excessive mathematical detail...the book is richly illustrated with line drawings...14 beautiful colour plates...Professor Nakayama is one of the world's leading authorities in flow visualisation." Flow Measurement and Instrumentation.