This edition helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physics, using figures, numerous photographs and visual aids to reinforce the physics. The highly visual approach enhances the learning of fluid mechanics by students. This text distinguishes itself from others by the way the material is presented - in a progressive order from simple to more difficult, building each chapter upon foundations laid down in previous chapters.
This book has been written for the Fluid Mechanics undergraduate engineering course.
Subject matter is presented in a progressive order from simple to complex, building each chapter upon foundations laid down in earlier chapters. More diagrams and photographs are provided to help the student better visualise the real situations. Numerous worked-out examples clarify the material and illustrate the use of basic principles. The book encourages creative thinking and develops deeper understanding for fluid mechanics.
Chapter on Computational Fluid Dynamics introducing students to the capabilities and limitations of CFD as an engineering tool
Visual nature of Fluid Mechanics simplified by apt illustrations and photographs
Application Spotlights highlighting diverse application of Fluid Mechanics in multiple fields
Numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples to give the intuition necessary for correct application
Table of Contents
1 Introduction and Basic Concepts
2 Properties of Fluids
3 Pressure and Fluid Statics
4 Fluid Kinematics
5 Bernoulli and Energy Equations
6 Momentum Analysis of Flow Systems
7 Dimensional Analysis and Modeling
8 Internal Flow
9 Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
10 Approximate Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equation
11 External Flow: Drag and Lift
12 Compressible Flow
13 Open-Channel Flow
15 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics