Publication Date: January 2017 Hardback 304 pp.
This book explores a variety of relatively simple approaches to academic and practical problems of fluid mechanics.
Chapters cover topics from the basics of dynamics, defining the main properties of fluids, to fluid in equilibrium and the treatment of inviscid and viscous flows. In each chapter, different theorems and approaches are discussed to give a detailed review of analytical methods behind the study of fluid mechanics.
This book is aimed at students in engineering schools, students in technical sectors, undergraduate and post-graduate students. It is also useful for those engaged in professional activities needing to take advantage of knowledge and tools relating to fluid mechanics.
1. Mechanics and Fluid.
2. Immobile Fluid.
3. A Description of Flows.
4. Dynamics of Inviscid Fluids.
5. Viscous Fluid Flows: Calculating Head Losses.
6. Calculation of Thrust and Propulsion.
About the Authors
Michel Ledoux is Professeur des universités. He was formerly Vice-President for Research at the University of Rouen in France, then Regional Delegate for the Ministry of Education in the region of High Normandy for Research and Technology. He is now retired from University, but is Counselor at the Conservatoire de Arts et Métiers in Normandy and still teaches physics to apprentice-engineers (Cnam and ITII). He was involved in reacting flows and spray systems research.
Abdelkhalak El Hami is Professeur des universités at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA-Rouen) in France and is in charge of the Normandy Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) Chair of Mechanics, as well as several European pedagogical projects. He is an expert in fluid-structure interaction studies and reliability.