Principles of Fluid Mechanics
©2001 |Pearson | Out of print
Andreas N. Alexandrou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
©2001 |Pearson | Out of print
For undergraduate introductory courses in Fluid Dynamics.
This book provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging introduction to fluid dynamics assuming only basic calculus and physics.
Fluid dynamic concepts are introduced within a framework already familiar to the students since the same concepts are used in other classes.
Topics are introduced with relevance to already covered material by following steps of analysis typical of those used in practice.
Encourages and teaches students to model, simplify and solve fluid dynamic problems.
In this way students are introduced to various methods of engineering analysis.
Students learn to view problems in a broader perspective.
Students are exposed to the various theoretical representations in a distinct and clear manner.
These important topics in fluid mechanics are covered within the context of analysis, by highlighting the simultaneous use of all available analysis methods.
Helps students avoid unnecessary confusion about the relation of these topics to the fundamental theory of fluid dynamics. Allows instructors to select which topics they will cover.
Helps students comprehend the material by showing the interrelatedness of the material.
1. Introduction and Basic Definitions.
2. Conservation Laws for Closed Systems.
3. Conservation Laws for Open Systems.
4. Differential View of Fluid Motion: Fluid Kinematics.
5. Differential Form of the Conservation Laws.
6. Dimensional Analysis of Fluid Systems.
7. Exact Analytic Solutions.
8. Combined Analytic and Experimental Solutions.
9. Ideal Inviscid Flow.
10. Dynamics of Rotating Fluids: Turbomachinery.
11. Compressible Flow.
12. Experimental Fluid Mechanics.
13. Computational Fluid Mechanics.
Appendix A. Fluid Properties.
Appendix B. Compressible Flow Tables.
Appendix C. Differential Form of Governing Equations.
Appendix D. Computer Programs.
Appendix E. Basic Mathematics of Fluid Dynamics.
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ANDREAS ALEXANDROU is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Director of the Semisolid Metal Processing Center. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1982) from the American University of Beirut while on a U.S. AID/Fullbright scholarship. At the University of Michigan he earned the M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1983) and Civil Engineering (1985), and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1986). His research interests and contributions are in basic fluid flows, fluid mechanic applications in material processing, and microgravity and wake flows. He has well over 70 scientific publications and numerous presentations to his credit, and has co-authored an advanced textbook on viscous fluid flow. He received the 1992 WPI Board of Trustee's Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 1993 Morgan Distinguished Instructorship Award, and the 1996 Russell M. Searle Teacher of the Year Award in Mechanical Engineering.
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