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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
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History of fluid mechanics Fluid properties and definitions Fluid statics Fundamentals of flow One-dimensional flow (mechanism for conservation of flow properties) Viscous flow Pipe flow Open channel flow Drag and lift Dimensional analysis and law of similarity Measurement of flow velocity and flow rate Flow of ideal fluid Compressible flow Unsteady flow Flow visualisation Computational fluid dynamics

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Introduces the concepts through everyday examples before moving on to the more invoved mathematics. Various theories of flow are applied to real phenomena and illustrated with numerous figures and photographs Includes examples from a bread range of engineering disciplines.

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Yasuki Nakayama was an internationally influential and respected expert in both mechanical engineering and visualization. During his career he held posts in Japan including President of the Future Technology Research Institute, Professor of fluid mechanics and visualization at Tokai University, and at the National Railway Research Institute. He was also a Visiting Professor at Southampton University, President of the Visualization Society of Japan, and Director of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering. He published over 180 research papers and more than 10 books, was a cofounder of the Journal of Visualization, and his research earned him many awards and distinctions including the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan. He sadly passed away in 2016 before this book was published.

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"Their writing style is informal, the material is easily accessible and studiously avoids excessive mathematical detail...the book is richly illustrated with line drawings...14 beautiful colour plates...Professor Nakayama is one of the world's leading authorities in flow visualisation." Flow Measurement and Instrumentation.

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