Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics, Volume 1

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
J. F. Douglas / R.D. Matthews  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
280
Pub.-date
January 1996
ISBN13
9780582239876
ISBN
0582239877
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Description

The two volumes of Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics have become well established as the best available problem-based student-centred texts on the subject. They present a clear explanation of theory and application in the form of solutions to typical examination and assignment type questions.

Features

  • Each chapter comprises start-of-chapter learning objectives, a summary of basic theory, end-of-chapter summaries, a range of worked examples, a selection of problems with answers and assignments.
  • Updated and revised with new examples, problems and applications.
  • Assumes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics and mechanics.
  • Covers the elements of hydrostatics, fluid pressure and the stability of floating bodies.
  • Goes on to explain the basic principles of the analysis of fluid motion, methods of flow measurement, a study of pipelines, open channel flow and fluid friction.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Static pressure and head.
  3. Fluid pressure on surfaces.
  4. Buoyancy and stability of floating bodies.
  5. Liquids in relative equilibrium.
  6. Liquids in motion.
  7. Pitot tubes and constriction flow meters.
  8. Flow measurement at notches and weirs.
  9. Force exerted by a jet.
  10. Losses of energy in pipelines.
  11. Pipeline problems.
  12. Transmission of power by pipeline.
  13. Fluid friction, viscosity and oiled bearings.
  14. Flow past a solid boundary.
  15. Flow under varying head.
  16. Uniform flow in open channels.

Back Cover

The two volumes of Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics have become well established as the best available problem-based student-centred texts on the subject. Following the tried and tested format, the revised and updated third editions continue to give students a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and its engineering applications.

Taking a practical approach, the texts answer a range of common problems in fluid mechanics. Worked examples are used to explain fundamental theory and to demonstrate how it can be applied to typical engineering situations. To help the student, each chapter features a set of learning objectives, an end of chapter summary and self-assessment questions. In addition, assignments to encourage further practice and experimentation are included.

Both volumes have been updated and revised with new examples, problems and applications in line with today's courses.

Assuming only an elementary knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, Volume One covers the elements of hydrostatics, fluid pressure and the stability of floating bodies. It also explains the basic principles of the analysis of fluid motion, methods of flow measurement, a study of pipelines, open channel flow and fluid friction.

Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics is essential reading for first degree students of fluid mechanics on civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical and environmental engineering and building services courses.

Dr John Douglas, now retired, was formerly Head of the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at the South Bank University, London. Professor Richard Matthews is Head of the School of Engineering Systems and Design, also at the South Bank University.