Engineering Fluid Dynamics: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach

Engineering Fluid Dynamics: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach

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Clement Kleinstreuer
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Revised ed., 8/21/2008
EAN 9780521019170, ISBN10: 0521019176

Paperback, 560 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

This text provides a thorough treatment of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and convection heat transfer and shows how to apply the principles to a wide variety of fluid flow problems. The book is intended for use by final year undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering. The focus is on incompressible viscous flows with special applications to non-Newtonian fluid flows, turbulent flows, and free-forced convection flows. A special feature of the text is its coverage of generalised mass, momentum, and heat transfer equations, cartesian tensor manipulations, scale analyses, mathematical modelling techniques and practical solution methods. The final chapter is unique in its case-study approach, applying general modelling principles to analyse non-isothermal flow systems found in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Numerous end-of-chapter sample problem solutions, homework assignments, and mathematical aids are provided to enhance the reader's understanding and problem-solving skills.

1. Preliminary concepts
2. Derivations and transformations of conservation
3. Analyses of basic fluid flow problems
4. Non-isothermal flows
5. Selected case studies

'... highly readable, and consistent in its high quality of presentation ... This is the kind of book you want to read from first to last page, but is one which you can dip to grab what you need ... A worthy addition beside your desk.' Geoffrey J. Lyons, Contemporary Physics