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By Donald F. Young, Bruce R. Munson, Theodore H. Okiishi, Wade W. Huebsch

ISBN-10: 0471137715

ISBN-13: 9780471137719

A quick advent to Fluid Mechanics, fifth variation is designed to hide the traditional subject matters in a uncomplicated fluid mechanics direction in a streamlined demeanour that meets the educational wishes of today?s pupil greater than the dense, encyclopedic demeanour of conventional texts. This strategy is helping scholars attach the maths and conception to the actual international and sensible purposes and practice those connections to fixing difficulties. The textual content lucidly offers simple research thoughts and addresses sensible issues and functions, resembling pipe movement, open-channel circulation, circulate dimension, and drag and raise. It deals a powerful visible method with pictures, illustrations, and movies incorporated within the textual content, examples and homework difficulties to stress the sensible software of fluid mechanics ideas

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When the force P is applied to the upper plate, it will move continuously with a velocity U (after the initial transient motion has died out) as illustrated in Fig. 3. 3 Behavior of a fluid placed between two parallel plates. is consistent with the definition of a fluid—that is, if a shearing stress is applied to a fluid it will deform continuously. A closer inspection of the fluid motion between the two plates would reveal that the fluid in contact with the upper plate moves with the plate velocity, U, and the fluid in contact with the bottom fixed plate has a zero velocity.

1 is a restricted homogeneous equation, whereas the original equation is a general homogeneous equation that would be valid for any consistent system of units. A quick check of the dimensions of the various terms in an equation is a useful practice and will often be helpful in eliminating errors—that is, as noted previously, all physically meaningful equations must be dimensionally homogeneous. We have briefly alluded to units in this example, and this important topic will be considered in more detail in the next section.

In the following several sections, the properties that play an important role in the analysis of fluid behavior are considered. 1 Density The density of a fluid, designated by the Greek symbol ␳ (rho), is defined as its mass per unit volume. Density is typically used to characterize the mass of a fluid system. In the BG system, ␳ has units of slugs/ft3 and in SI the units are kg/m3. The value of density can vary widely between different fluids, but for liquids, variations in pressure and temperature generally have only a small effect on the value of ␳.

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