Complete coverage of fl uid mechanics for engineering applicationsThis comprehensive volume leads you from essential fluid mechanics concepts through to practical engineering applications. After an overview of tensor analysis, the book discusses the kinematics of flow motion and the conservation laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Detailed information on inviscid and viscous flows is followed by four chapters dealing with viscous flow. Treatment of viscous flow starts with the laminar flow,explains in detail the laminar turbulent transition, and prepares you to fully understand the basics of turbulent flow, its modeling, and applications to several engineering cases.
All conservation laws, their derivatives, and related equations in the book are written in coordinate invariant forms. This allows you to follow step-by-step mathematicalmanipulations and arrive at the index notation and the component decomposition. Challenging problems and projects at the end of each chapter focus on real-worldengineering applications. This book serves as both a fundamentals text for graduate students and a professional guide for working engineers.
APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERS COVERS:
Vector and tensor analysis, applications to fluidmechanics
Kinematics of fluid motion
Differential balances in fluid mechanics
Integral balances in fluid mechanics
Inviscid potential flows
Viscous laminar flow
Turbulent flow, modeling
Free turbulent flow
Boundary layer theory
Flow measurement techniques, calibration
Taher Schobeiri, Ph.D., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he studies fluid flow within turbomachinery components, behavior of turbomachinery systems, turbine performance, aerodynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. Dr. Schobeiri is received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, later joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering to establish two gas turbine research areas at Texas A&M University. He also worked for the Brown Boveri Gas Turbine Division in Switzerland, where he headed R&D for high efficiency gas turbine engines. Dr. Schobeiri holds a number of external grants and contracts, has won the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2000), and is a TAMU Faculty Fellow (2001) and TEES Fellow (1998).
Ch 1. Introduction Ch 2. Vector and Tensor Analysis, Applications to Fluid Mechanics Ch 3. Kinematics of Fluid Motion Ch 4. Differential Balances in Fluid Mechanics Ch 5. Integral Balances in Fluid Mechanics Ch 6. Inviscid Flows Ch 7. Viscous Laminar Flow Ch 8. Laminar-Turbulent Transition Ch 9. Turbulent Flow, Modeling Ch 10. Free Turbulent Flow Ch 11. Boundary Layer Theory Ch 12. Compressible Flow App A. Tensor Operations in Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinate Systems App B. Physical Properties of Dry Air