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Mechanics of Fluids by John Ward-Smith
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"Massey" has long been a best-selling textbook. This extensively revised and updated eighth edition, like its predecessors, presents the basic principles of the mechanics of fluids in a thorough and clear manner. It provides essential material for an honors degree course in civil or mechanical engineering, in addition to providing much relevant material for undergraduate courses in aeronautical and chemical engineering. Emphasis is given to a sound physical understanding of fluid flow and its engineering applications, rather than to mathematical techniques. Students are introduced systematically to the subject, with the text moving from the simple to the complex, and from the familiar to the unfamiliar. SI units are used throughout and there are many worked examples. The book is essentially self-contained. The opening chapter has been expanded to provide a broader introduction to fluid mechanics. New topics for this edition include basic applications of complex variable theory, the physics of tsunamis, procedures for the selection of pumps and fans, and the losses for flow through nozzles, orifice meters, perforated plates and gauzes. For lecturers, an accompanying solutions manual is available. .

Table of Contents

Contents; Preface to the eighth edition; 1 Fundamental Concepts; Problems; 2 Fluid Statics; Problems; 3 The Principles Governing Fluids in Motion; Problems; 4 The Momentum Equation; 5. Physical Similarity and Dimensional Analysis; Problems; 6 Laminar Flow between Solid Boundaries; Problems; 7 Flow and Losses in Pipes and Fittings; Problems; 8 Boundary Layers, Wakes and other Shear Layers; Problems; 9 The flow of an Inviscid Fluid; Problems; 10 Flow with a Free Surface; Problems; 11 Compressible Flow of Gases; Problems; 12 Unsteady Flow; Problems; 13 Fluid Machines; Problems; Appendix 1 Units and Conversion Factors; Appendix 2 Physical Constants and Properties of Fluids; Appendix 3 Tables of Gas Flow Functions; Appendix 4 Algebraic Symbols; Answers to Problems; Index;
Release date NZ
November 17th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
8th Revised edition
29 b/w tab., 8 b/w halftones, 329 b/w line drawings
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