A textbook for undergraduate engineering or applied science students, this book shows the application of mathematics to engineering. It is designed for students who know calculus and basic physics (mechanics), and can be used for beginning or intermediate courses in fluid mechanics. It gives principles of mathematical analysis and discusses the practical aspects of making mathematical models that predict how fluids will flow in real-life situations. It is well illustrated with very clear, single-color diagrams, supplemented by black and white photographs of actual engineering machines (pipes, pumps, turbines, flow rate meters, etc.). Much of the text follows the working out of sample problems on the page, with single lines of clear text explaining each step. Large blocks of text are kept to a minimum; each general explanation at the start of a chapter is broken into steps with a diagram or photographs showing each subject discussed. There are problem sets after each chapter, grouped by topic. Chapters cover general (such as conduits), civil (automotive and bicycle traffic, etc.), and mechanical (open-channel hydraulics) engineering topics. Updates to this edition largely focus on more practical examples and increasing ease of use for homework assignments. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This text starts with the concepts of fluid statics, and moves on to the control/volume approach of determining fluid flow. It offers a careful explanation of topics, and use of step-by-step examples, in presenting fluid mechanics so that beginning students can make sense of fluid concepts and calculations. The new fifth edition adds coverage of experimental methods in fluid mechanics, two-color art figures and text, and a revision of worked examples and problems.
Number of Pages: 749
Sub-Genre: Engineering / Mechanical
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: William S. Janna
Street Date: October 2, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-2460