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Fluid mechanics
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4th ed.
Publication Information:
Harlow, Eng. : Prentice Hall, 2001
Physical Description:
1 CD-ROM ; 12 cm
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Accompanies text with the same title : (TA357 D69 2001)
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The previous three editions have established Fluid Mechanics as the key textbook in its field. This fourth edition continues to offer the reader an excellent and comprehensive treatment of the essentials of what is a truly cross-disciplinary subject, while also providing in-depth treatment of selected areas. This book is suitable for all students of civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental and building services engineering. The fourth edition retains the underlying philosophy of the previous editions - guiding the reader from the general to the particular, from fundamentals to specialist applications - for a range of flow conditions from bounded to free surface and steady to time dependent. The basic building block' equations are identified and their development and application to problems of considerable engineering concern are demonstrated and discussed.The fourth edition of Fluid Mechanics includes: ? end of chapter summaries outlining all essential concepts, ? an entirely new chapter on the simulation of unsteady flow conditions, from free surface to air distribution networks, ? enhanced treatment of dimensional analysis and similarity and an introduction to the fundamentals

Table of Contents

Part I Elements of Fluid Mechanics
Fluids and their Properties
Pressure and Head
Static Forces on Surfaces
Part II Concepts of Fluid Flow
Motion of Fluid Particles and Streams
The Momentum Equation and its Applications
The Energy Equation and its Applications
Two-dimensional Ideal Flow
Part III Dimensional Analysis and Similarity
Dimensional Analysis
Part IV Behaviour of Real Fluids
Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Bounded Systems
Boundary Layer
Incompressible Flow around a Body
Compressible Flow around a Body
Part V Steady Flow in Pipes, Ducts and Open Channels
Steady Incompressible Flow in Pipe and Duct Systems
Uniform Flow in Open Channels
Non-uniform Flow in Open Channels
Compressible Flow in Pipes
Part VI Unsteady Flow in Bounded Systems
Quasi-steady Flow
Unsteady Flow in Closed Pipeline Systems
Pressure Transient Theory and Surge Control
Simulation of Unsteady Flow Phenomena in Pipe, Channel and Duct Systems
Part VII Fluid Machinery Theory, Performance And
Theory of Rotodynamic Machines
Performance of Rotodynamic Machines
Positive Displacement Machines
Machine-Network Interactions
Appendix 1 Some Properties of Common Fluids
Appendix 2 Values of Drag Coefficient CD for Various Body Shapes