Applied Fluid Mechanics for Engineers

by: Meinhard T. Schobeiri, Ph.D.


Abstract: Complete coverage of fluid mechanics for engineering applications. This comprehensive volume leads you from essential fluid mechanics concepts through to practical engineering applications. After an overview of tensor analysis, the book discusses the kinematics of flow motion and the conservation laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Detailed information on inviscid and viscous flows is followed by four chapters dealing with viscous flow. Treatment of viscous flow starts with the laminar flow, explains in detail the laminar turbulent transition, and prepares you to fully understand the basics of turbulent flow, its modeling, and applications to several engineering cases. All conservation laws, their derivatives, and related equations in the book are written in coordinate invariant forms. This allows you to follow step-by-step mathematical manipulations and arrive at the index notation and the component decomposition. Challenging problems and projects at the end of each chapter focus on real-world engineering applications. This book serves as both a fundamentals text for graduate students and a professional guide for working engineers.
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Title: Applied Fluid Mechanics for Engineers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071800044

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Meinhard T. Schobeiri, Ph.D. is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he studies fluid flow within turbomachinery components, behavior of turbomachinery systems, turbine performance, aerodynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. Dr. Schobeiri received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, later joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University to establish two gas turbine research areas. He also worked for the Brown Boveri Gas Turbine Division in Switzerland, where he headed R&D for high-efficiency gas turbine engines. Dr. Schobeiri holds a number of external grants and contracts, has won the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2000), and is a TAMU Faculty Fellow (2001) and TEES Fellow (1998).

Description: Complete coverage of fluid mechanics for engineering applications. This comprehensive volume leads you from essential fluid mechanics concepts through to practical engineering applications. After an overview of tensor analysis, the book discusses the kinematics of flow motion and the conservation laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Detailed information on inviscid and viscous flows is followed by four chapters dealing with viscous flow. Treatment of viscous flow starts with the laminar flow, explains in detail the laminar turbulent transition, and prepares you to fully understand the basics of turbulent flow, its modeling, and applications to several engineering cases. All conservation laws, their derivatives, and related equations in the book are written in coordinate invariant forms. This allows you to follow step-by-step mathematical manipulations and arrive at the index notation and the component decomposition. Challenging problems and projects at the end of each chapter focus on real-world engineering applications. This book serves as both a fundamentals text for graduate students and a professional guide for working engineers.