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Mechanics of Fluids 5th Edition

Merle C. Potter, David C. Wiggert, Bassem H. Ramadan

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Overview

Help students gain an understanding of fluid mechanics and strengthen their abilities to analyze this important phenomena encountered by practicing engineers with MECHANICS OF FLUIDS, 5E. The authors use proven learning tools to help students visualize many difficult-to-understand aspects of fluid mechanics. They present numerous phenomena that are often not discussed in other texts, such as entrance flows, the difference between wakes and separated regions, free-stream fluctuations and turbulence, and vorticity. A unique accompanying Multimedia Fluid Mechanics DVD allows students to gain insight and develop intuition about fluid flow as they see the mathematical relationships through movies and conduct actual simulations.

Merle C. Potter, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University

Dr. Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, as well as an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, including 33 of years at Michigan State University where he taught thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. Dr. Potter has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has specialized in fluid flow stability and energy research. He has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, the Teacher-Scholar Award, the ASME Centennial Award, the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award, and the James Harry Potter Thermodynamics Gold Medal. Dr. Potter is a member of ASEE, ASME, and the American Academy of Mechanics.

David C. Wiggert, Michigan State University

Dr. David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and serves as Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. He was the recipient of the J.C. Stevens Award, ASCE, (1977), the L.F. Moody Award, ASME, (1983), and is a Fellow of ASME (1996). His research experience is in fluid transients and groundwater flows.

Bassem H. Ramadan, Kettering University

Dr. Bassem Ramadan serves as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering and has expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He is a Fellow of ASME and was the recipient of an "Outstanding Teacher Award", "Distinguished Researcher Award", "Outstanding Applied Researcher Award", and "Outstanding New Researcher Award" from Kettering University. His research experience is in three-dimensional, transient, turbulent, reacting and non-reacting flows. Dr. Ramadan is a member of ASEE, ASME, ACS, and SAE.
  • NEW SECTION DISCUSSES THE CONTROL VOLUME ANALYSIS OF WIND TURBINES. This new material in Chapter 4 now uses the momentum equation and definitions of wind power and turbine efficiency to introduce the control volume analysis of wind turbines. The authors have added actual examples from the field and common problems on wind turbines to better prepare students for typical challenges.
  • NEW SECTION REVIEWS THE AERODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF ROTATING WIND TURBINE BLADES. This new discussion in Chapter 4 teaches students to calculate the lift, drag, normal, tangential, thrust forces and torque on an airfoil. New real-life examples and problems are integrated into the material to demonstrate common applications.
  • REVISED COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS. This material in Chapter 14 now includes additional completed examples that demonstrate how to use numerical methods to solve transient and steady state fluid flow problems. The chapter offers ideal content for either an advanced undergraduate fluid mechanics course or introductory graduate course.
  • STUDENT'S SOLUTION MANUAL HELPS STRENGTHEN PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. Your students have the tools they need to improve problem solving skills. The manual includes clear solutions with all steps to solve selected textbook problems.
  • VIDEO TUTORIALS AND MINI-EXAMS OFFER HELPFUL STUDY RESOURCES. Each Video Tutorial focuses around a specific learning objective and presents clear audio and visual explanations of the concepts. Twenty-two Mini-Exams, each containing several actual exam problems, offer your students helpful tools for self-study. Each Mini-Exam covers one or more sections of the textbook.
  • INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL ADDRESSES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS. Students cover the basic fundamentals in Chapters 1-9 with carefully selected content designed to introduce all of the key areas of fluid mechanics.
  • MULTIMEDIA FLUID MECHANICS DVD-ROM CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES CONCEPTS. This engaging DVD that corresponds to this edition uses actual fluid flows to illustrate the specific concepts presented in the text. The DVD includes nearly 1000 fluids videos and more than 20 virtual labs and simulations. Students can conduct interactive simulations to ensure their understanding.
  • NUMEROUS HOMEWORK PROBLEMS PROVIDE VARIETY OF PRACTICE. Your students gain hands-on experience in solving problems at various levels of difficulty with this edition's abundant selection of homework problems. Many problems have multiple parts to better simulate actual work experiences.
  • FE/EIT EXAM-TYPE PROBLEMS PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXAM. Your students gain important practice working with problems similar to those on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer in Training (EIT) exam. These problems are clearly marked with an exam icon throughout the chapters.
  • ADVANCED MATHEMATICS IS KEPT TO A MINIMUM FOR CLARITY. Vector and tensor calculus and solutions to partial differential equations are kept to a minimum so students are better able to follow the conversion of concepts into mathematical expressions.
1. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS.
Introduction. Dimensions, Units, and Physical Quantities. Continuum View of Gases and Liquids. Pressure and Temperature Scales. Fluid Properties. Conservation Laws. Thermodynamic Properties and Relationships. Summary. Problems.
2. FLUID STATICS.
Introduction. Pressure at a Point. Pressure Variation. Fluids at Rest. Linearly Accelerating Containers. Rotating Containers. Summary. Problems.
3. INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN MOTION.
Introduction. Description of Fluid Motion. Classification of Fluid Flows. The Bernoulli Equation. Summary. Problems.
4. THE INTEGRAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS.
Introduction. The Three Basic Laws. System-to-Control-Volume Transformation. Conservation of Mass. Energy Equation. Momentum Equation. Moment-of-Momentum Equation. Summary. Problems.
5. THE DIFFERENTIAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS.
Introduction. Differential Continuity Equation. Differential Momentum Equation. Differential Energy Equation. Summary. Problems.
6. DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILITUDE.
Introduction. Dimensional Analysis. Similitude. Normalized Differential Equations. Summary. Problems.
7. INTERNAL FLOWS.
Introduction. Entrance Flow and Developed Flow. Laminar Flow in a Pipe. Laminar Flow between Parallel Plates. Laminar Flow between Rotating Cylinders. Turbulent Flow in a Pipe. Uniform Turbulent Flow in Open Channels. Summary. Problems.
8. EXTERNAL FLOWS.
Introduction. Separation. Flow Around Immersed Bodies. Lift and Drag on Airfoils. Potential-Flow Theory. Boundary-Layer Theory. Summary. Problems.
9. COMPRESSIBLE FLOW.
Introduction. Speed of Sound and the Mach Number. Isentropic Nozzle Flow. Normal Shock Wave. Shock Waves in Converging-Diverging Nozzles. Vapor Flow through a Nozzle. Oblique Shock Wave. Isentropic Expansion Waves. Summary. Problems.
10. FLOW IN OPEN CHANNELS.
Introduction. Open-Channel Flows. Uniform Flow. Energy Concepts. Momentum Concepts. Nonuniform Gradually Varied Flow. Numerical Analysis of Water Surface Profiles. Summary. Problems.
11. FLOWS IN PIPING SYSTEMS.
Introduction. Losses in Piping Systems. Simple Pipe Systems. Analysis of Pipe Networks. Unsteady Flow in Pipelines. Summary. Problems.
12. TURBOMACHINERY.
Introduction. Turbopumps. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude for Turbomachinery. Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems. Turbines. Summary. Problems.
13. MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS.
Introduction. Measurement of Local Flow Parameters. Flow Rate Measurement. Flow Visualization. Data Acquisition and Analysis. Summary. Problems.
14. COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS.
Introduction. Examples of Finite-Difference Methods. Stability, Convergence, and Errors. Solution of Couette Flow. Solution of Two-Dimensional Steady-State Potential Flow. Summary. References. Problems.
APPENDIX A. UNITS AND CONVERSIONS AND VECTOR RELATIONSHIPS
APPENDIX B. FLUID PROPERTIES
APPENDIX C. PROPERTIES OF AREAS AND VOLUMES
APPENDIX D. COMPRESSIBLE-FLOW TABLES FOR AIR
APPENDIX E. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 10
APPENDIX F. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 11
BIBLIOGRAPHY.
References. General Interest.
ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS.
INDEX.
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