A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition by Donald F. Young, Bruce R. Munson, Theodore H. Okiishi, Wade

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

A quick advent to Fluid Mechanics, fifth variation is designed to hide the normal themes in a easy fluid mechanics direction in a streamlined demeanour that meets the educational wishes of today?s scholar greater than the dense, encyclopedic demeanour of conventional texts. This method is helping scholars attach the mathematics and conception to the actual international and sensible functions and observe those connections to fixing difficulties. The textual content lucidly provides uncomplicated research options and addresses useful matters and purposes, equivalent to pipe movement, open-channel move, stream dimension, and drag and raise. It deals a powerful visible strategy with photographs, illustrations, and movies integrated within the textual content, examples and homework difficulties to stress the sensible program of fluid mechanics rules

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More extensive tables of conversion factors for a large variety of unit systems can be found in Appendix E. F l u i d s i n Units and space travel A NASA spacecraft, the Mars Climate Orbiter, was launched in December 1998 to study the Martian geography and weather patterns. The spacecraft was slated to begin orbiting Mars on September 23, 1999. However, NASA officials lost communication with the spacecraft early that day, and it is believed that the spacecraft broke apart or overheated because it came too close to the surface of Mars.

Size, / Every flow has a characteristic (or typical) length associated with it. For example, for flow of fluid within pipes, the pipe diameter is a characteristic length. Pipe flows include the flow of water in the pipes in our homes, the blood flow in our arteries and veins, and the airflow in our bronchial tree. They also involve pipe sizes that are not within our everyday experiences. 1 Mt. St. Helens eruption 108 Jupiter red spot diameter 106 Ocean current diameter 106 Diameter of hurricane 104 Meteor entering atmosphere Mt.

The centimeter is not an accepted unit of length in the SI system, and for most problems in fluid mechanics in which SI units are used, lengths will be expressed in millimeters or meters. In this text we will use the BG system and SI for units. Approximately one-half the problems and examples are given in BG units and one-half in SI units. 3 provide conversion factors for some quantities that are commonly encountered in fluid mechanics, and these tables are located on the inside of the back cover.

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