Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Modern Fluid Dynamics

Basic Theory and Selected Applications in Macro- and Micro-Fluidics

Authors: Kleinstreuer, Clement

  • Provides the fundamentals and application skills for engineers interested in traditional and modern fluid dynamics
  • Guides students to solve fluid dynamics problems independently
  • Addresses industrial demands and post-graduate expectations for a sound knowledge base of modern fluid dynamics topics
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About this Textbook

This textbook covers the essentials of traditional and modern fluid dynamics, i.e., the fundamentals of and basic applications in fluid mechanics and convection heat transfer with brief excursions into fluid-particle dynamics and solid mechanics. Specifically, the book can be used to enhance the knowledge base and skill level of engineering and physics students in macro-scale fluid mechanics (see Chapters I-V), followed by an introductory excursion into micro-scale fluid dynamics (see Chapters VI-X). Clearly, most of Chapters I-X could be taught in one course to honours-level seniors and first-year graduates. A Solutions Manual to the assigned book problems will be provided.

This work evolved primarily out of industrial demands and post-graduate expectations, because a fine knowledge base in modern fluid dynamics is important, focusing on novel application areas such as microfluidics, mixture flows, fluid-structure interaction, biofluid dynamics, thermal flows, and fluid-particle transport. Building on courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics as prerequisites as well as on a junior-level math background, a differential approach is most insightful to teach the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, to explain traditional and modern applications on an intermediate level, and to provide sufficient physical insight to understand results, later on generated with useful CFD software.

Pedagogical elements include a consistent 50/50 physics-mathematics approach when introducing new material, illustrating concepts, showing flow visualizations, and solving problems. The problem solution format strictly follows the pattern of system sketch, assumptions, and concept/approach—before starting the solution phase which consists of symbolic math model development (Appendix A), numerical solution, graphs, and comments on "physical insight". After some illustrative examples, most solved text examples have the same level of difficulty as suggested homework, quiz, test, and/or exam problems. The ultimate goals are that the more serious student can solve basic fluid dynamics problems independently, can provide physical insight, and can suggest, via a course project, system design improvements.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Fluid Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Basic Theory and Selected Applications in Macro- and Micro-Fluidics
Authors
Series Title
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
87
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8670-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8670-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8669-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3130-1
Series ISSN
0926-5112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 620
Number of Illustrations and Tables
223 b/w illustrations
Topics