Schaums Outlines of Fluid Mechanics by Merle and David
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Schaums Outlines of Fluid Mechanics by Merle and David

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Contents of Schaum's Outlines of Fluid Mechanics PDF

CHAPTER 1. Basic Information 

  • Introduction 
  • Dimensions, Units, and Physical Quantities 
  • Gases and Liquids 
  • Pressure and Temperature 
  • Properties of Fluids 
  • Thermodynamic Properties and Relationships 

CHAPTER 2. Fluid Statics 

  • Introduction 
  • Pressure Variation 
  • Manometers 
  • Forces on Plane and Curved Surfaces 
  • Accelerating Containers 

CHAPTER 3. Fluids in Motion 

  • Introduction 
  • Fluid Motion 
  • Lagrangian and Eulerian Descriptions 
  • Pathlines, Streaklines, and Streamlines 
  • Acceleration 
  • Angular Velocity and Vorticity 
  • Classification of Fluid Flows 
  • Uniform, One-, Two-, and Three-Dimensional Flows 
  • Viscous and Inviscid Flows 
  • Laminar and Turbulent Flows 
  • Incompressible and Compressible Flows 
  • Bernoulli’s Equation 

CHAPTER 4. The Integral Equations 

  • Introduction 
  • System-to-Control-Volume Transformation 
  • Conservation of Mass 
  • The Energy Equation 
  • The Momentum Equation

CHAPTER 5. Differential Equations 

  • Introduction 
  • The Differential Continuity Equation 
  • The Differential Momentum Equation 
  • The Differential Energy Equation 

CHAPTER 6. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude 

  • Introduction 
  • Dimensional Analysis 
  • Similitude 

CHAPTER 7. Internal Flows 

  • Introduction 
  • Entrance Flow 
  • Laminar Flow in a Pipe 
  • The Elemental Approach 
  • Applying the Navier–Stokes Equations 
  • Quantities of Interest 
  • Laminar Flow Between Parallel Plates 
  • The Elemental Approach 
  • Applying the Navier–Stokes Equations 
  • Quantities of Interest 
  • Laminar Flow between Rotating Cylinders 
  • The Elemental Approach 
  • Applying the Navier–Stokes Equations 
  • Quantities of Interest 
  • Turbulent Flow in a Pipe 
  • The Semi-Log Profile 
  • The Power-Law Profile 
  • Losses in Pipe Flow 
  • Losses in Noncircular Conduits 
  • Minor Losses 
  • Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines 
  • Open Channel Flow 

CHAPTER 8. External Flows 

  • Introduction 
  • Flow Around Blunt Bodies 
  • Drag Coefficients 
  • Vortex Shedding 
  • Cavitation 
  • Added Mass 
  • Flow Around Airfoils 
  • Potential Flow 
  • Basics 
  • Several Simple Flows 
  • Superimposed Flows 
  • Boundary-Layer Flow 
  • General Information 
  • The Integral Equations 
  • Laminar and Turbulent Boundary Layers 
  • Laminar Boundary-Layer Differential Equations 

CHAPTER 9. Compressible Flow 

  • Introduction 
  • Speed of Sound 
  • Isentropic Nozzle Flow 
  • Normal Shock Waves 
  • Oblique Shock Waves 
  • Expansion Waves 

CHAPTER 10. Flow in Pipes and Pumps 

  • Introduction 
  • Simple Pipe Systems 
  • Losses 
  • Hydraulics of Simple Pipe Systems 
  • Pumps in Pipe Systems 
  • Pipe Networks 
  • Network Equations 
  • Hardy Cross Method 
  • Computer Analysis of Network Systems 
  • Unsteady Flow 
  • Incompressible Flow 
  • Compressible Flow of Liquids

Preface to Schaum's Outlines of Fluid Mechanics PDF

This book is intended to accompany a text used in that first course in fluid mechanics which is required in all mechanical engineering and civil engineering departments, as well as several other departments.

It provides a succinct presentation of the material so that the students more easily understand those difficult parts.

If an expanded presentation is not a necessity, this book can be used as the primary text. We have included all derivations and numerous applications, so it can be used with no supplemental material.

A solutions manual is available from the authors at [email protected] We have included a derivation of the Navier–Stokes equations with several solved flows.

It is not necessary, however, to include them if the elemental approach is selected. Either method can be used to study laminar flow in pipes, channels, between rotating cylinders, and in laminar boundary layer flow.

The basic principles upon which a study of fluid mechanics is based are illustrated with numerous examples, solved problems, and supplemental problems which allow students to develop their problem-solving skills.

The answers to all supplemental problems are included at the end of each chapter. All examples and problems are presented using SI metric units.

English units are indicated throughout and are included in the Appendix.

The mathematics required is that of other engineering courses except that required if the study of the Navier–Stokes equations is selected where partial differential equations are encountered.

Some vector relations are used, but not at a level beyond most engineering curricula.

If you have comments, suggestions, or corrections or simply want to opine, please e-mail me at: [email protected]

It is impossible to write an error-free book, but if we are made aware of any errors, we can have them corrected in future printings. Therefore, send an email when you find one.

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