# 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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## Table of Contents

**A.**About the Author**B.**Preface**C.**Nomenclature**1.**Introduction**2.**Vector and Tensor Analysis—Applications to Fluid Mechanics**3.**Kinematics of Fluid Motion**4.**Differential Balances in Fluid Mechanics**5.**Integral Balances in Fluid Mechanics**6.**Inviscid Potential Flows**7.**Viscous Laminar Flow**8.**Laminar-Turbulent Transition**9.**Turbulent Flow, Modeling**10.**Free Turbulent Flow**11.**Boundary Layer Theory**12.**Compressible Flow**13.**Flow Measurement Techniques, Calibration**A.**Tensor Operations in Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinate Systems**B.**Physical Properties of Dry Air

## Expanded Table of Contents

**A.**About the Author**B.**Preface**C.**Nomenclature**1.**Introduction**2.**Vector and Tensor Analysis—Applications to Fluid Mechanics**3.**Kinematics of Fluid Motion**4.**Differential Balances in Fluid Mechanics**5.**Integral Balances in Fluid Mechanics- Mass Flow Balance
- Balance of Linear Momentum
- Balance of Moment of Momentum
- Balance of Energy
- Application of Energy Balance to Engineering Components
- Irreversibility, Entropy Increase, Total Pressure Loss
- Theory of Thermal Turbomachinery Stages
- Dimensionless Stage Parameters
- Unified Description of a Turbomachinery Stage
- Turbine and Compressor Cascade Flow Forces
- Problems
- References

**6.**Inviscid Potential Flows**7.**Viscous Laminar Flow**8.**Laminar-Turbulent Transition**9.**Turbulent Flow, Modeling**10.**Free Turbulent Flow**11.**Boundary Layer Theory- Boundary Layer Approximations
- Exact Solutions of Laminar Boundary Layer Equations
- Boundary Layer Theory Integral Method
- Turbulent Boundary Layers
- Boundary Layer, Differential Treatment
- Measurement of Boundary Layer Flow, Basic Techniques
- Examples: Calculations, Experiments
- Parameters Affecting Boundary Layer
- Numerical Simulation
- Project
- References

**12.**Compressible Flow**13.**Flow Measurement Techniques, Calibration**A.**Tensor Operations in Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinate Systems- Change of Coordinate System
- Co- and Contravariant Base Vectors, Metric Coefficients
- Physical Components of a Vector
- Derivatives of the Base Vectors, Christoffel Symbols
- Spatial Derivatives in Curvilinear Coordinate Systems
- Application Example 1: Inviscid Incompressible Flow Motion
- Application Example 2: Viscous Flow Motion
- Further Reading

**B.**Physical Properties of Dry Air

**Book Details**

**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

**Authors:****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.