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A History and Philosophy of Fluid Mechanics


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Preface Basic definitions Fluids and life Water and air The first uses of fluids Mythology and fluids Plato and fluids Aristotle and the science of fluids The birth of fluidstatics Hero of Alexandria Through the Dark Ages to the Renaissance General remarks about Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci's original works on fluids Leonardo's fluidmechanics Simon Stevin Galileo Galilei Evangelista Torricelli and Otto von Guericke Blaise Pascal Sir Isaac Newton Daniel Bernoulli Leonhard Euler Louis de Lagrange Jean le Rond d'Alembert Chevalier de Borda and others "Chezy, Du Buat, Coulon, Hagen, Poiseuille and Girard" Claude Louis M. H. Navier The birth of experimental fluidmechanics Benjamin Robins and Leonhard Euler "Lazare Carnot, Pierre Simon de Laplace and others" Augustin Louis Cauchy and others Hermann von Helmholtz and others Osborne Reynolds Mikhail Lomonossov and others The Russian School of scientific thought Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Nikolai Egorovich Zhukovsky Frederick Lanchester and others The Prandtl-Lanchester Lifting Line Theory Flettner's rudders Flettner's rotorship Flettner's rotor windmill Autorotating bodies "Riabouchinsky, Mallock, Benard, von Karman" William Froude and others Turbulent boundary layer and flow separation Methods of delaying flow separation Airscrews The inner structure of fluids The velocity of sound Ernest Mach and others The Chaplygin-Khristianovich method The drag wall Transsonic compressibility effects on lift Further notes on transsonic and aerodynamics Further notes on supersonic fluidmechanics: superfluidity Hypersonic gasdynamics The universal matter-energy continuity Index

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