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Fluid Dynamics

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  • Date Published: May 2015
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107071575

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  • This book presents a focused, readable account of the principal physical and mathematical ideas at the heart of fluid dynamics. Graduate students in engineering, applied math, and physics who are taking their first graduate course in fluids will find this book invaluable in providing the background in physics and mathematics necessary to pursue advanced study. The book includes a detailed derivation of the Navier-Stokes and energy equations, followed by many examples of their use in studying the dynamics of fluid flows. Modern tensor analysis is used to simplify the mathematical derivations, thus allowing a clearer view of the physics. Peter Bernard also covers the motivation behind many fundamental concepts such as Bernoulli's equation and the stream function. Many exercises are designed with a view toward using MATLAB or its equivalent to simplify and extend the analysis of fluid motion including developing flow simulations based on techniques described in the book.

    • A focused, clear discussion of the basic physics of fluid dynamics
    • Motivations behind the physical and mathematical developments are stressed
    • The development encourages the use of computation and symbolic analysis in studying fluid flow behavior
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    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107071575
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 1 table 142 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Eulerian and Lagrangian viewpoints, paths and streamlines
    3. Stream function
    4. Helmholtz decomposition
    5. Sources, sinks and vortices
    6. Doublets and their applications
    7. Complex potential
    8. Accelerating reference frames
    9. Fluids at rest
    10. Incompressibility and mass conservation
    11. Stress tensor - existence and symmetry
    12. Stress tensor in Newtonian fluids
    13. Navier–Stokes equation
    14. Thermodynamic considerations
    15. Energy equation
    16. Complete equations of motion
    17. Applications of Bernoulli's equation and control volumes
    18. Vorticity
    19. Applications to viscous flow
    20. Laminar boundary layers
    21. Some applications to convective heat and mass transfer.

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    Peter S. Bernard, University of Maryland, College Park
    Professor Peter Bernard has 35 years' experience in teaching graduate level fluid mechanics at the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition to his many research articles devoted to the physics and computation of turbulent flow, he is the coauthor of the highly regarded volume Turbulent Flow: Analysis, Measurement and Prediction that has been hailed as 'probably the best for classroom use or private study' (Journal of Fluid Mechanics).

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