Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Cameron Tropea
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  • ISBN-10: 3540302999
  • ISBN-13: 9783540302995
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1557 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released February 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This Handbook consolidates authoritative and state-of-the-art information from the large number of disciplines used in Experimental Fluid Mechanics into a readable desk reference book. It comprises four parts: Experiments in Fluid Mechanics, Measurement of Primary Quantities, Specific Experimental Approaches, and Analyses and Post-Processing of Data. It has been prepared for physicists and engineers in research and development in laboratories in universities, in industry and in government research institutions or national laboratories. Both experimental methodology and techniques are covered fundamentally and also for a wide range of application fields. A generous use of citations directs the reader to additional material on each subject.



  • Cameron Tropea

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Authors.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Experiments in Fluid Mechanics.
2: Experiment as a Boundary–Value Problem.
3: Nondimensional Representation of the Boundary–Value Problem.
4: Measurement of Primary Quantities.
5: Material Properties: Measurement and Data.
6: Pressure Measurement Systems.
7: Velocity, Vorticity, and Mach Number.
8: Density–Based Techniques.
9: Temperature and Heat Flux.
10: Force and Moment Measurement.
11: Specific Experimental Environments and Techniques.
12: Non-Newtonian Flows.
13: Measurements of Turbulent Flows.
14: Flow Visualization.
15: Wall–Bounded Flows.
16: Topological Considerations in Fluid Mechanics Measurements.
17: Flow Measurement Techniques in Turbomachinery.
18: Hydraulics.
19: Aerodynamics.
20: Atmospheric Measurements.
21: Oceanographic Measurements.
22: Microfluidics: The No-Slip Boundary Condition.
23: Combustion Diagnostics.
24: Electrohydrodynamic Systems.
25: Analysis and Post-Processing of Data.
26: Review of Some Fundamentals of Data Processing.
27: Fundamentals of Data Processing.
28: Data Acquisition by Imaging Detectors.
29: Data Analysis.
About the Authors.
Detailed Contents.
Subject Index.