Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids, Fourth Edition addresses the need for an introductory text that focuses on the basics of fluid mechanics—before concentrating on specialized areas such as ideal-fluid flow and boundary-layer theory. Filling that void for both students and professionals working in different branches of engineering, this versatile instructional resource comprises five flexible, self-contained sections:
Contains numerous updates and adds a new chapter on methods of mathematical analysis, which includes similarity solutions, group invariance solutions, separation of variables solutions, and some Fourier series representationsIncludes 40 new homework problems and a solutions manualExamines one-, two-, and three-dimensional flowsOffers self-contained sections that are ideal for teaching flexibilityIncludes end-of-chapter problems (many of which are new), figures, and further readingDerives basic equations in a rigorous, general manner, emphasizing the physical interpretation of each term in the governing equationsPresents solutions to governing equations with a focus on both the mathematical methodology and the physical consequences associated with each category of fluid flow situationEmploys an organization that permits use of a variety of individual programsIncludes 138 meaningful problems which are designed to underscore the various principles being presentedA solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption
Part I: Governing EquationsBasic Conservation LawsFlow KinematicsSpecial Forms of the Governing EquationsPart II: Ideal-Fluid FlowTwo-Dimensional Potential FlowsThree-Dimensional Potential FlowsSurface WavesPart III: Viscous Flows of Incompressible FluidsExact SolutionsLow Reynolds Number SolutionsBoundary LayersBuoyancy-Driven FlowsPart IV: Compressible Flow of Inviscid FluidsShock WavesOne-Dimensional FlowsMultidimensional FlowsPart V: Methods of Mathematical AnalysisSome Useful Methods of AnalysisAppendix A: Vector AnalysisAppendix B: TensorsAppendix C: Governing EquationsAppendix D: Fourier SeriesAppendix E: Thermodynamics
I.G. Currie :- Iain G. Currie is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has taught fluid mechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years. His research involves fluid structure interactions, and he has become involved in studying low Reynolds number flows of both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
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