Applied Mechanics & Fluid Dynamics

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An Introduction to Rheology

Poncet Sébastien, Bikash Sahoo
July 15, 2017

Using this introductory textbook, students in mechanical, chemical or process engineering will acquire essential skills to grasp rheology’s importance in materials science and engineering. Each new approach in numerical or theoretical modeling is clarified with minimum of mathematical...

Handbook of Optofluidics

Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger Schmidt
June 30, 2017

Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems....

Computational Transport Phenomena for Engineering Analyses

Richard C. Farmer, Ralph W. Pike, Gary C. Cheng, Yen-Sen Chen
June 30, 2017

Although computer technology has dramatically improved the analysis of complex transport phenomena, the methodology has yet to be effectively integrated into engineering curricula. The huge volume of literature associated with the wide variety of transport processes cannot be appreciated or...

A Shock-Fitting Primer

Manuel D. Salas
June 14, 2017

A defining feature of nonlinear hyperbolic equations is the occurrence of shock waves. While the popular shock-capturing methods are easy to implement, shock-fitting techniques provide the most accurate results. A Shock-Fitting Primer presents the proper numerical treatment of shock waves and other...

Numerical Techniques for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations

Xi Jiang, Choi-Hong Lai
June 14, 2017

Compared to the traditional modeling of computational fluid dynamics, direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) provide a very detailed solution of the flow field by offering enhanced capability in predicting the unsteady features of the flow field. In many cases, DNS can...

Advanced Classical Mechanics

Bijan Bagchi
April 28, 2017

This book is designed to serve as a textbook for postgraduates, researchers of applied mathematics, theoretical physics and students of engineering who need a good understanding of classical mechanics. In this book emphasis has been placed on the logical ordering of topics and appropriate...

Microhydrodynamics and Complex Fluids

Dominique Barthès-Biesel
March 29, 2017

A self-contained textbook, Microhydrodynamics and Complex Fluids deals with the main phenomena that occur in slow, inertialess viscous flows often encountered in various industrial, biophysical, and natural processes. It examines a wide range of situations, from flows in thin films, porous media,...

Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Third Edition

Ron Darby, Raj P. Chhabra
January 03, 2017

This book provides readers with the most current, accurate, and practical fluid mechanics related applications that the practicing BS level engineer needs today in the chemical and related industries, in addition to a fundamental understanding of these applications based upon sound fundamental...

Fluid Mechanics Aspects of Fire and Smoke Dynamics in Enclosures

Bart Merci, Tarek Beji
March 22, 2016

This book aims at fulfilling the need for a handbook at undergraduate and starting researcher level on fire and smoke dynamics in enclosures, giving fluid mechanics aspects a central role. Fluid mechanics are essential at the level of combustion, heat transfer and fire suppression, but they are...

The Navier-Stokes Problem in the 21st Century

Pierre Gilles Lemarie-Rieusset
March 08, 2016

Up-to-Date Coverage of the Navier–Stokes Equation from an Expert in Harmonic Analysis The complete resolution of the Navier–Stokes equation—one of the Clay Millennium Prize Problems—remains an important open challenge in partial differential equations (PDEs) research despite substantial studies on...

Quantum Mechanics, Sixth Edition

Alastair I. M. Rae, Jim Napolitano
December 15, 2015

A Thorough Update of One of the Most Highly Regarded Textbooks on Quantum Mechanics Continuing to offer an exceptionally clear, up-to-date treatment of the subject, Quantum Mechanics, Sixth Edition explains the concepts of quantum mechanics for undergraduate students in physics and related...

Hydraulicians in the USA 1800-2000: A biographical dictionary of leaders in hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics

Willi H. Hager
November 05, 2015

This book provides 1-page short biographies of scientists and engineers having worked in the areas of hydraulic engineering and fluid dynamics in the USA. On each page, a notable individual is highlighted by: (1) Exact dates and locations of birth and death; (2) Educational and...