This second edition of Physical Hydrodynamics is a deeply enriched version of a classical textbook on fluid dynamics. It retains the same pedagogical spirit, based on the authors' experience of teaching university students in the physical sciences, and emphasizes an experimental (inductive) approach rather than the more formal approach found in many textbooks in the field.
A new edition was necessary as contact between the mechanics and physics approaches and their communities has increased continuously over the last few decades. Today the field is more widely open to other experimental sciences: materials, environmental, life, and earth sciences, as well as the engineering sciences. Representative examples from these fields have been included where possible, while retaining a general presentation in each case. This book should be useful for researchers and
engineers in these various fields.
Images have an essential place in fluid mechanics, and the illustrations in this edition have been completely revisited and widely improved. An inset of colour photographs is provided to stimulate the interest of readers. Exercises have also been added at the end of a number of chapters.
Etienne Guyon is physicist at the PMMH Laboratory (Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media) of ESPCI (Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris) and former director of Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. His interests deal with the flow properties disordered matter and with the diffusion of science. He is a fellow of AIP and APS. Jean-Pierre Hulin is scientist at the FAST Laboratory (Fluids, Automatics and Thermal Systems) in Paris South University. His research deals with flow and transport in fractured and porous media, with granular and suspension flows and with mixing. He has taught fluid mechanics in several engineering (ESPCI, ENSTA) and graduate schools. He is a fellow of APS. Luc Petit is Professor at the Institute of Light and Matter of the Lyon 1 University. His research deals with the flow of complex fluids. He has thaught fluid mechanics at undergraduate and graduate level (Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, University of Nice, Universite of Lyon) and he is involved in the formation of teachers.
1. The physics of fluids ; 2. Momentum transport under various flow conditions ; 3. Kinematics of fluids ; 4. Dynamics of viscous fluids, rheology, and parallel flows ; 5. Conservation laws ; 6. Potential flow ; 7. Vorticity, vortex dynamics, and rotating flows ; 8. Quasi-parallel flows - lubrication approximation ; 9. Flows at low Reynolds number ; 10. Coupled transport; Laminar boundary layers ; 11. Hydrodynamic instabilities ; 12. Turbulence