Fluid Mechanics, 5/e
Written for courses in Fluid Mechanics in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, this text covers the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, as well as specialist topics in more depth. The fundamental material relates to all engineering disciplines that require fluid mechanics.
As in previous editions this book demonstrates the link between theory and practice with excellent examples and computer programs. The programs help students perform 3 types of calculations; relatively simple calculations, calculations designed to provide solutions for steady state system operation, and unsteady flow simulations.
Table of Content
PART I: ELEMENTS OF FLUID MECHANICS.
PART II: CONCEPTS OF FLUID FLOW.
- Fluids and their Properties.
- Pressure and Head.
- Static Forces on Surfaces. Buoyancy.
PART III: DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILARITY.
- Motion of Fluid Particles and Streams.
- The Momentum Equation and its Applications.
- The Energy Equation and its Applications.
- Two-dimensional Ideal Flow.
PART IV: BEHAVIOUR OF REAL FLUIDS.
- Dimensional Analysis.
PART V: STEADY FLOW IN PIPES, DUCTS AND OPEN CHANNELS.
- Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Bounded Systems.
- Boundary Layer.
- Incompressible Flow around a Body.
- Compressible Flow around a Body.
PART VI: FLUID MECHANICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
- Steady Incompressible Flow in Pipe and Duct Systems.
- Uniform Flow in Open Channels.
- Non-uniform Flow in Open Channels.
- Compressible Flow in Pipes.
PART VII: FLUID MACHINERY THEORY, PERFORMANCE AND APPLICATION
- Environmental Change & Renewable Energy Technologies
- Environmental Change & Run-off Modelling
- Pressure Transient Theory and Surge Control.
- Simulation of Unsteady Flow Phenomena in Pipe, Channel and Duct Systems.
- Theory of Rotodynamic Machines.
- Performance of Rotodynamic Machines.
- Positive Displacement Machines.
- Machine-Network Interactions.
- The most comprehensive student text available on the market.
- Suitable for all years of an undergraduate course in mechanical or civil engineering.
- Worked examples throughout.
- Start of chapter objectives and end of chapter summaries.
- Highlighted key equations - for easy reference.
- References to other books.
- List of symbols - for clarity and ease of use.
- Written entirely in SI (metric) units.