Fluid Mechanics

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
J. F. Douglas / John Gasiorek / John Swaffield / Lynne Jack  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
1080
Pub.-date
May 2011
ISBN13
9780273717720
ISBN
0273717723
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Description

The sixth edition of this established, popular textbook provides an excellent and comprehensive treatment of fluid mechanics that is concisely written and supported by numerous worked examples.

 

This revision of a classic text presents relevant material for mechanical and civil engineers, as well as energy and environmental services engineers. It recognises the evolution of the subject and provides thorough coverage of both established theory and emerging topics.

 

Fluid Mechanicsis ideal for use throughout a first degree course in all engineering disciplines where a good understanding of the subject is required. 

Features

Excellent coverage

  • All the latest developments and applications, including emerging specialisms

  • Strong coverage of the principles of fluid flow - fundamentals emphasized early in the text

 

Emphasis on understanding

  • Good, clear explanations, together with extensive worked examples and tutorials – brought together to reinforce the reader’s understanding of all the key principles

 

Helpful resources on accompanying website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/douglas

  • With solutions to tutorials and web accessible fluid mechanics simulations, presented through some 20 programs, all fully discussed in the text

New to this Edition

New sections:

  • rotodynamic machine interaction
  • contaminant concentration prediction
  • water reuse responses to the drought consequences of climate change

 

Extended website with enhanced and additional simulations

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Previous Edition Prefaces
Acknowledgements
List of Computer Programs
List of Symbols

Part I                            Elements of Fluid Mechanics
Chapter 1                     Fluids and their Properties
Chapter 2                     Pressure and Head
Chapter 3                     Static Forces on Surfaces. Buoyancy

Part II                          Concepts of Fluid Flow
Chapter 4                     Motion of Fluid Particles and Streams
Chapter 5                     The Momentum Equation and its Applications
Chapter 6                     The Energy Equation and its Applications
Chapter 7                     Two-dimensional Ideal Flow

Part III                         Dimensional Analysis and Similarity
Chapter 8                     Dimensional Analysis
Chapter 9                     Similarity

Part IV                         Behaviour of Real Fluids
Chapter 10                   Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Bounded Systems
Chapter 11                   Boundary Layer
Chapter 12                   Incompressible Flow around a Body
Chapter 13                   Compressible flow around a Body

Part V                          Steady Flow in Pipes, Ducts and Open Channels
Chapter 14                   Steady Incompressible Flow in Pipe and Duct Systems
Chapter 15                   Uniform Flow in Open Channels
Chapter 16                   Non-uniform Flow in Open Channels
Chapter 17                   Compressible Flow in Pipes

Part VI                         Fluid Mechanics for Environmental Change
Chapter 18                   Environmental Change and Renewable Energy Technologies
Chapter 19                   Environmental Change and Rainfall Runoff Flow Modelling

Part VII                        Unsteady Flow in Bounded Systems

Chapter 20                   Pressure Transient Theory and Surge Control
Chapter 21                   Simulation of Unsteady Flow Phenomena in Pipe, Channel and Duct Systems

Part VIII                      Fluid Machinery. Theory, Performance and Application
Chapter 22                   Theory of Rotodynamic Machines
Chapter 23                   Performance of Rotodynamic Machines
Chapter 24                   Positive Displacement Machines
Chapter 25                   Machine-Network Interactions

Appendix 1                  Some Properties of Common Fluids
Appendix 2                  Values of Drag Coefficient C for Various Body Shapes
Index

Back Cover

The sixth edition of this established text provides an excellent and comprehensive treatment of fluid mechanics that is concisely written and supported by numerous worked examples.

This revision of a classic text presents relevant material for mechanical and civil engineers, as well as energy and environmental services engineers. It recognises the evolution of the subject and provides thorough coverage of both established theory and emerging topics.

Fluid Mechanics has become a textbook of choice favourite with both students and lecturers, due to its:

Excellent coverage

  • All the latest developments and applications, including emerging specialisms
  • Strong coverage of the principles of fluid flow - fundamentals emphasized early in the text

Emphasis on understanding

  • Good, clear explanations, together with extensive worked examples and tutorials – brought together to reinforce the reader’s understanding of all the key principles

Helpful resources on accompanying website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/douglas

  • With solutions to tutorials and web accessible fluid mechanics simulations, presented through some 20 programs, all fully discussed in the text

Building on the success of previous editions, this sixth edition introduces the following new features:

·        New sections dealing with rotodynamic machine interaction, contaminant  concentration prediction and water reuse responses to the drought consequences of climate change.

  • Extended website to include enhanced and additional simulations

Fluid Mechanics is ideal for use throughout a first degree course in all engineering disciplines where a good understanding of the subject is required.  It is also suitable for conversion MSc courses requiring a fundamental treatment of Fluid Mechanics and will be a valuable resource for specialist Continuing Professional Development courses, including those offered by distance learning.

Authors

Dr John Douglas, formerly of South Bank University, London.

Dr Janusz Gasiorek, formerly of South Bank University, London where he led the Fluid Mechanics group in Mechanical Engineering, with specialist research interest in rotodynamic machinery and fan engineering.

Professor John Swaffield, Emeritus Professor, Heriot–Watt University, has taught fluid mechanics for over 30 years with specialist research in pressure transients, free surface unsteady flows and water conservation.

Dr Lynne Jack, Heriot-Watt University, Reader in energy systems and associated environmental impacts, with research interests in unsteady flow modelling and the implications for the built environment of climate change.

Author

Dr John Douglas, formerly of South Bank University, London.


Dr Janusz Gasiorek
, formerly of South Bank University, London where he led the Fluid Mechanics group in Mechanical Engineering, with specialist research interest in rotodynamic machinery and fan engineering.


Professor John Swaffield

 

, Emeritus Professor, Heriot–Watt University, has taught fluid mechanics for over 30 years with specialist research in pressure transients, free surface unsteady flows and water conservation.

Dr Lynne Jack
, Heriot-Watt University, Reader in energy systems and associated environmental impacts, with research interests in unsteady flow modelling and the implications for the built environment of climate change.

Reader Review(s)

"Excellent clear discussions of Fluids. Very good examples." Dr Tim Gough, University of Bradford, UK

"I've always used this text. I find it very comprehensive, with a logical layout, and pictched at a level that can be used by an undergraduate student, regardless of the level that they are at." Mr. Gerard Nagle, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland


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