

DESCRIPTION

Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and other branches of applied science, this book, now in its second edition, presents a comprehensive coverage of the basic laws of fluid mechanics. The text discusses the solutions of fluidflow problems that are modelled by various governing differential equations. Emphasis is placed on formulating and solving typical problems of engineering practice.
Highlights of the book
• The text introduces the principle of fluid mechanics in a wellorganized manner, beginning with the simple and proceeding to the complex. • The aim of laboratory manual at the end of chapters is to teach the students, how to conduct experiments in fluid mechanics. It provides the stepwise details of experiments which include objective, theory of the experiment, apparatus used in the experiment, procedure, observations, and graphs to be plotted. It also helps the faculties related to the subject in developing the experimental set ups independently. • Chapterend exercises enable the students to recapture the topics discussed and drill them in the theory. • Workedout examples with solutions are useful to readers in comprehending the problems discussed.
New to the second Edition
• Includes some minor changes and additions in the text, wherever required. • Presents a set of miscellaneous problems with solutions at the end of chapters. • Incorporates schematic diagrams of the experimental set ups at the end of the book.

CONTENTS

Preface Preface to the First Edition 1. Introduction 2. Fluid Static 3. Fluid Kinematics 4. Inviscid Fluid Flow 5. Integral Analysis of Fluid Flow 6. Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow 7. Exact Solutions of Newtonian Fluid Flow 8. Low Reynolds Number Flow 9. Large Reynolds Number Flow 10. Transition and Turbulent Flows 11. Fundamentals of Compressible Fluid Flow 12. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude 13. Instrumentation and Measuring Techniques 14. CFD for Practical Flows 15. Fluid Energy Conversion System Miscellaneous Problems Laboratory Manual Schematic Diagrams Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)

BIRESWAR MAJUMDAR, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), is Professor, Department of Power Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. With over three decades of teaching and research experience, Dr. Majumdar has published/presented 150 technical papers in various national and international journals and conferences. He is one of the expert in testing of small hydro plants at site. Besides, he has delivered invited talks at various engineering institutes. His research interests include hydropower, wind power and experimental aerodynamics.



2015 / 540pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN9788120351806 / Rs.425.00




