Introduction to Fluid Mechanics – Edward J. Shaughnessy, Jr. – 1st Edition


Introduction to provides a balanced and uniquely visual treatment of the tools used in solving modern mechanics problems. Presenting an image-intensive approach to fluid dynamics through classic kinematic concepts, the demonstrates the importance of flow visualization in a framework of modern experimental techniques and flow simulation.

Detailed photographs and diagrams of motions and throughout the text help students to see and understand why equations change drastically for different types of flows. Output illustrations from CFD (computational fluid dynamics) programs illustrate the possibilities of flow behavior, enabling students to concentrate on ideas instead of mathematics. The also provides the means to solve interesting problems early in the course by presenting case studies at the beginning of the text. These cases are revisited later to reinforce empirical rules and help explain advanced methods of analyzing a flow.

Creating a foundation for further study in this important and exciting field, Introduction to is ideal for a first course in mechanics. The is designed to accommodate students concentrating in mechanical engineering as well as those in the civil, aerospace, and engineering fields.

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Table of Contents

1. Fundamental concepts
2. Fluid properties
3. Case studies in fluid mechanics
4. Fluid forces
5. Fluid statics
6. The velocity field and fluid transport
7. Control volume analysis
8. Flow of an inviscid fluid: the Bernoulli equation
9. Dimentional analysis and similitude
10. Elements of flow visualization and flow structure
11. Governing equations of fluid dynamics
12. Analysis of incompressible flow
13. Flow in pipes and ducts
14. External flow
15. Open channel flow.

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