Applied Fluid Mechanics, 8th edition

  • Joseph A. Untener
  • Robert L. Mott


Applied Fluid Mechanics presents the basic principles of fluid mechanics in a plain-language format that prepares you to design and analyze practical fluid flow systems. Using problem-solving procedures and real-world example problems, the text ties theory to the real devices and systems used in mechanical, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering fields. Complementary access to PIPE-FLO® modeling software gives you practice performing professional analyses. Suitable for students who understand algebra, trigonometry, and mechanics, the 8th edition has been completely updated and revised to meet current industry standards.

Table of contents

  1. The Nature of Fluids and the Study of Fluid Mechanics
  2. Viscosity of Fluids
  3. Pressure Measurement
  4. Forces Due to Static Fluids
  5. Buoyancy and Stability
  6. Flow of Fluids and Bernoulli's Equation
  7. General Energy Equation
  8. Reynolds Number, Laminar Flow, Turbulent Flow, and Energy Losses Due to Friction
  9. Velocity Profiles for Circular Sections and Flow in Noncircular Sections
  10. Minor Losses
  11. Series Pipeline Systems
  12. Parallel and Branching Pipeline Systems
  13. Pump Selection and Application
  14. Open-Channel Flow
  15. Flow Measurement
  16. Forces Due to Fluids in Motion
  17. Drag and Lift
  18. Fans, Blowers, Compressors, and the Flow of Gases
  19. Flow of Air in Ducts


  1. Properties of Water
  2. Properties of Common Liquids
  3. Typical Properties of Petroleum Lubricating Oils
  4. Variation of Viscosity with Temperature
  5. Properties of Air
  6. Dimensions of Steel Pipe
  7. Dimensions of Steel, Copper, and Plastic Tubing
  8. Dimensions of Type K Copper Tubing
  9. Dimensions of Ductile Iron Pipe
  10. Areas of Circles
  11. Conversion Factors
  12. Properties of Areas
  13. Properties of Solids
  14. Gas Constant, Adiabatic Exponent, and Critical Pressure Ratio for Selected Gases

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Published by Pearson (January 5th 2021) - Copyright © 2022