Fluid Mechanics – Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen – 2nd Edition

This book is a introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics and is intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate of science and engineering. There is enough material in the book for at least two courses. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed, and much ofthe text is suitable in a first course on the subject. On the other hand, a selection of the topics could be used in a second course. Particular effort has been made to make the presentation clear and accurate and at the same time easy enough for .

A survey of the available texts revealed the need for a book with a balanccd view, dealing with currently relevant topics, and at the same time easy enough for students. The available texts can perhaps be divided into three broad groups. One type, written primarily for applied mathematicians, deals mostly with classical topics such as irrotational and laminar flows, in which analytical solutions are possible.

A sccond group of books emphasizes engineering , concentrating on flows in such systems as ducts, open channels, and airfoils. A third type of text is narrowly focused loward to largc-scale gcmphysical systems, omitting small-scale processes which are equally applicablc to geophysical as well as laboratory-scale phenomena. Several of thcsc geophysical fluid dynamics texts are also writlen primarily for researchers and arc therefore rather difficult for students.

  1. Introduction
  2. Cartesian Tensors and Tensor Notation
  3. Kinematics
  4. Conservation Laws
  5. Vorticity Dynamics
  6. Ideal Flow
  7. Gravity Waves
  8. Laminar Flow
  9. Boundary Layers and Related Topics
  10. Computational Fluid Dynamics
  11. Instability
  12. Turbulence
  13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  14. Aerodynamics
  15. Compressible Flow
  16. Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics
  17. Nomenclature
Title: Fluid Mechanics
Author: Pijush K. Kundu / Ira M. Cohen
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0121782514 | 9780121782511
Type: eBook
Language: English
Fluid Mechanics
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