The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compressible flow and such diverse applications as aerodynamics and geophysical fluid mechanics. Its broad and deep coverage is ideal for both a first or second course in fluid dynamics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and is well-suited to the needs of modern scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others seeking fluid mechanics knowledge.
While in college, David R. Dowling held summer positions at Hughes Aircraft Co. and the Los Angeles Air Force Station. He completed his doctorate in 1988 at Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and moved north to Seattle to accomodate his wife's career in medicine. While there, he worked for a year in the laser technology group at Boeing Aerospace, and then for almost three years as a post-doc at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington. In 1992, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan. Prof. Dowling is currently conducting research in acoustics and fluid mechanics. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Physical Society. He is a US citizen. Positions at the University of Michigan : Professor, Sept 2005 to Present Associate Professor, Sept 1999 thru August 2005Assistant Professor, Sept 1992 thru August 1999Visiting Assistant Professor, July 1992 thru August 1992
1. Introduction 2.Cartesian Tensors 3. Kinematics 4.Conservation Laws 5. Vorticity Dynamics 6. Computational Fluid Dynamics 7. Ideal Flow 8. Gravity Waves 9. Laminar Flow 10. Boundary Layers and Related Topics 11. Instability 12. Turbulence 13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 14. Aerodynamics 15. Compressible Flow 16. Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics (online only) A. Conversion Factors, Constants, Fluid Properties B. Mathematical Tools and Resources C. Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics D. Visual Resources Index