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1. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction. Dimensions, Units, and Physical Quantities. Continuum View of Gases and Liquids. Pressure and Temperature Scales. Fluid Properties. Conservation Laws. Thermodynamic Properties and Relationships. Summary. Problems. 2. FLUID STATICS. Introduction. Pressure at a Point. Pressure Variation. Fluids at Rest. Linearly Accelerating Containers. Rotating Containers. Summary. Problems. 3. INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN MOTION. Introduction. Description of Fluid Motion. Classification of Fluid Flows. The Bernoulli Equation. Summary. Problems. 4. THE INTEGRAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. Introduction. The Three Basic Laws. System-to-Control-Volume Transformation. Conservation of Mass. Energy Equation. Momentum Equation. Moment-of-Momentum Equation. Summary. Problems. 5. THE DIFFERENTIAL FORMS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. Introduction. Differential Continuity Equation. Differential Momentum Equation. Differential Energy Equation. Summary. Problems. 6. DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND SIMILITUDE. Introduction. Dimensional Analysis. Similitude. Normalized Differential Equations. Summary. Problems. 7. INTERNAL FLOWS. Introduction. Entrance Flow and Developed Flow. Laminar Flow in a Pipe. Laminar Flow between Parallel Plates. Laminar Flow between Rotating Cylinders. Turbulent Flow in a Pipe. Uniform Turbulent Flow in Open Channels. Summary. Problems. 8. EXTERNAL FLOWS. Introduction. Separation. Flow Around Immersed Bodies. Lift and Drag on Airfoils. Potential-Flow Theory. Boundary-Layer Theory. Summary. Problems. 9. COMPRESSIBLE FLOW. Introduction. Speed of Sound and the Mach Number. Isentropic Nozzle Flow. Normal Shock Wave. Shock Waves in Converging-Diverging Nozzles. Vapor Flow through a Nozzle. Oblique Shock Wave. Isentropic Expansion Waves. Summary. Problems. 10. FLOW IN OPEN CHANNELS. Introduction. Open-Channel Flows. Uniform Flow. Energy Concepts. Momentum Concepts. Nonuniform Gradually Varied Flow. Numerical Analysis of Water Surface Profiles. Summary. Problems. 11. FLOWS IN PIPING SYSTEMS. Introduction. Losses in Piping Systems. Simple Pipe Systems. Analysis of Pipe Networks. Unsteady Flow in Pipelines. Summary. Problems. 12. TURBOMACHINERY. Introduction. Turbopumps. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude for Turbomachinery. Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems. Turbines. Summary. Problems. 13. MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS. Introduction. Measurement of Local Flow Parameters. Flow Rate Measurement. Flow Visualization. Data Acquisition and Analysis. Summary. Problems. 14. COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS. Introduction. Examples of Finite-Difference Methods. Stability, Convergence, and Errors. Solution of Couette Flow. Solution of Two-Dimensional Steady-State Potential Flow. Summary. References. Problems. APPENDIX A. UNITS AND CONVERSIONS AND VECTOR RELATIONSHIPS APPENDIX B. FLUID PROPERTIES APPENDIX C. PROPERTIES OF AREAS AND VOLUMES APPENDIX D. COMPRESSIBLE-FLOW TABLES FOR AIR APPENDIX E. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 10 APPENDIX F. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHAPTER 11 BIBLIOGRAPHY. References. General Interest. ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS. INDEX.

About the Author

Dr. Bassem Ramadan serves as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering and has expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He is a Fellow of ASME and was the recipient of an "Outstanding Teacher Award", "Distinguished Researcher Award", "Outstanding Applied Researcher Award", and "Outstanding New Researcher Award" from Kettering University. His research experience is in three-dimensional, transient, turbulent, reacting and non-reacting flows. Dr. Ramadan is a member of ASEE, ASME, ACS, and SAE. Dr. David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and serves as Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. He was the recipient of the J.C. Stevens Award, ASCE, (1977), the L.F. Moody Award, ASME, (1983), and is a Fellow of ASME (1996). His research experience is in fluid transients and groundwater flows. Dr. Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, as well as an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, including 33 of years at Michigan State University where he taught thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. Dr. Potter has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has specialized in fluid flow stability and energy research. He has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, the Teacher-Scholar Award, the ASME Centennial Award, the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award, and the James Harry Potter Thermodynamics Gold Medal. Dr. Potter is a member of ASEE, ASME, and the American Academy of Mechanics.

Reviews

"The text is written at a level that provides more than adequate materials for the very good students and "required" basics for the average student. Progression in presenting the topics and sections of chapters is smooth. The text is balanced in exposing theoretical materials followed by examples/illustrations. Texts in fluids mechanics have evolved over many years to do this and this text does a great job of this. Examples and their frequency/breadth of coverage is appropriate. The problem-solving methodology in the examples is done extremely well. Illustrations are very well done."
"There are many learning benefits to this textbook, viz. Key Concepts, Margin definitions, Fundamentals of Engineering problem section. However, the unique approach that Drs. Potter and Wiggert take to breakdown complex concepts of fluid mechanics and provide an easy to follow and succinate textbook is amazing. The authors have done an exceptional job in assembling a comprehensive textbook. One of the strongest attributes of this textbook is the addition of FE/EIT exam examples. The authors do not teach to the FE exam, but rather enhance their product with the addition of these examples. Without question, these two (Drs. Potter and Wiggert) are the exemplary instructors that every engineering college envisions. The highlights of "key concepts" and margin definition are a benefit for both student and instructor. This is a difficult topic from many lower-division engineering students. The presentation by the authors is the most comprehensive yet straightforward approach I have seen to date. Readability and presentation of complex concepts is a true strength of this textbook."
"I like it (the level of presentation). The students appear to like it. The boxes in the margins are nice in that they point out the key concepts. I use the book in my class and have used it for a number of years."

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