A Primer in Fluid MechanicsDynamics of Flows in One Space Dimension

1st Edition

William B. Brower, Jr.

CRC Press
Published October 22, 1998
Textbook - 544 Pages
ISBN 9780849393686 - CAT# HE9368

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This distinctive text presents the basic principles of fluid mechanics by means of one-dimensional flow examples - differing significantly in style and content from other books.

A Primer in Fluid Mechanics contains:
  • an overview of fluid properties and the kinetic theory of gases
  • information on the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics, including historical references and background information
  • introductory discussions on fluid properties and fluid statics
  • a comprehensive chapter on compressible flow
  • a variety of applications on non-steady flow, including non-steady gas dynamics
  • a brief introduction to acoustics

    Novel provisos in the text include
  • an analysis of the static stability of a floating two-dimensional parabolic section
  • viscous flow through an elastic duct
  • several geometries in non-steady tank draining, including a singular perturbation problem

    Chapters also discuss physical properties, atmospheric stability, thermodynamics, energy and momentum equations, dimensional analysis, and historical perspectives of flows in pipes and conduits.

    A Primer in Fluid Mechanics offers a rigorous text for the curious student and for the research engineer seeking a readily available guide to the more refined treatments in the literature - supporting classical and current discussions as well as theoretical and practical concepts.
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