ELEMENTARY FLUID MECHANICS
ROBERT STREET, Stanford University
GARY Z. WATTERS, California State University at Chico
the late JOHN VENNARD
ISBN: 0-471-01310-2, 757 Pages, Cloth, 1996
For 50 years now, this text has been enabling students to grasp the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their application to current topics of interest and importance to the student and instructor. It accomplishes this through the emphasis of physical concepts rather than mathematical manipulation. Now, in its seventh edition, Robert Street and Gary Watters continue the work begun by John Vennard, preparing this text for students in the 90's.
Incorporating a new 2-color design, the art program has been dramatically revised to modernize the look of the text. Organizational changes throughout the book (separating chapter 3, consolidating compressible flow) group information in a more easy to use and understand fashion.
Although its excellent applications toward Civil Engineering make this text traditionally favored by that market, it is suitable for an introductory junior/senior level course in Fluid mechanics taught out of civil, mechanical or chemical engineering departments. Prerequisites include calculus and statics and dynamics. It does not require a background in thermodynamics or advanced mathematics.
- Time-tested methodology of step-by-step presentation allows students to master topics in manageable pieces before moving on to the next (see Ch. 4).
- Emphasis on physical concepts of fluid mechanics, not mathematical manipulation.
- Includes both SI and English units (with an emphasis on SI) to help students feel comfortable in both systems.
- Excellent coverage of pipe-flow and open channel flow (Chs. 9 & 10) applications that make the text especially appropriate for courses in civil engineering departments.
- Over 1300 homework problems and 150 illustrative examples ( a 25% increase) provide ample resources for assigned problems. Answers to even numbered problems in back of book increase utility of these problems for self-study.
Changes In New Edition:
- Extensively revised example problems now provide more detail to help students master problem-solving techniques.
- New chapter on fluid machinery introduces basic concepts of turbomachinery and provides application to both turbine and pump selection (Ch. 12).
- Greatly expanded solutions manual provides a more consistent and detailed solution to each problem.
- More applications on pipe flow and a new section on hydraulic transients provide a more modern look at practical pipeline problems (Ch. 9).
- Compressible flow topics gathered into one later chapter (Ch. 13) creates a consolidated resource for this information.
- The chapter on kinematics of fluid motion was split into two chapters to more logically separate kinematics from mass conservation and to provide an introduction to the Reynolds Transport Theorem (Chs. 3 & 4).
- New computer programs assist in the solving of open-channel flow and flow in pipes problems in the text.Executable files are available from the Wiley FTP Archive.
- Substantial number of new and revised homework problems.
- The chapter on lift and drag was significantly revised to bring in practical applications to baseballs, structures, and road vehicles.
- Solutions Manual
This expanded manual now contains more consistent and detailed solutions for each of the problems in the text.
- Computer Programs
Assist in the solving of open-channel flow and flow in pipes problems in the text. Programs are available via FTP from the Wiley Home Page on the World Wide Web at ftp://ftp.wiley.com/public/College/ Engineering/.
Table of Contents
- Fluid Statics
- Kinematics of Fluid Motion
- Systems, Control Volumes, Conservation of Mass, and The Reynolds Transport Theorem
- Flow of an Incompressible Ideal Fluid
- The Impulse -Momentum Principle
- Flow of a Real Fluid
- Similitude, Dimensional Analysis and Normalization of Equations of Motion
- Flow in Pipes
- Flow in Open Channels
- Lift and Drag-- Incompressible Flow
- Introduction to Fluid Machinery
- Flow of Compressible Fluids
- Fluid Measurements