Fluid mechanics is encountered in almost every area of our physical lives. Blood flows through our veins and arteries, a ship moves through water and water flows through rivers, airplanes fly in the air and air flows around wind machines, air is compressed in a compressor and steam expands around turbine blades, a dam holds back water, air is heated and cooled in our homes, and computers require air to cool components.
All engineering disciplines require some expertise in the area of fluid mechanics.
In this book we will present those elements of fluid mechanics that allow us to solve problems involving relatively simple geometrics such as flow through a pipe and a channel and flow around spheres and cylinders.
But first, we will begin by making calculations in fluids at rest, the subject of fluid statics.
The math requirement is primarily calculus but some differential equation theory will be used. The more complicated flows that usually are the result of more complicated geometries will not be presented in this book.
Title of the Book
Authors of the Book
Merle Potter, Ph.D. David C. Wiggert, Ph.D.
Contents of the Book
Chapter # 1: Basic Information Chapter # 2: Fluid Statics Chapter # 3: Fluids in Motion Chapter # 4 : The Integrated Equations Chapter # 5: Differential Equations Chapter # 6: Dimensional Analysis and Simlitude Chapter # 7: Internal Flows Chapter # 8 : External Flows Chapter # 9 : Compressible Flow Chapter # 10: Flow in pipes and Pumps Appendix A Units and Conversions Appendix B Vector Relationships Appendix C Fluid Properties
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