Advanced Fluid Mechanics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123708854, 9780080549088

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

1st Edition

Authors: William Graebel
eBook ISBN: 9780080549088
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123708854
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st June 2007
Page Count: 368
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Fluid mechanics is the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations, whether in liquid or gas state or both. The author compiles pertinent information that are introduced in the more advanced classes at the senior level and at the graduate level. “Advanced Fluid Mechanics” courses typically cover a variety of topics involving fluids in various multiple states (phases), with both elastic and non-elastic qualities, and flowing in complex ways. This new text will integrate both the simple stages of fluid mechanics (“Fundamentals”) with those involving more complex parameters, including Inviscid Flow in multi-dimensions, Viscous Flow and Turbulence, and a succinct introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. It will offer exceptional pedagogy, for both classroom use and self-instruction, including many worked-out examples, end-of-chapter problems, and actual computer programs that can be used to reinforce theory with real-world applications.

Professional engineers as well as Physicists and Chemists working in the analysis of fluid behavior in complex systems will find the contents of this book useful.All manufacturing companies involved in any sort of systems that encompass fluids and fluid flow analysis (e.g., heat exchangers, air conditioning and refrigeration, chemical processes, etc.) or energy generation (steam boilers, turbines and internal combustion engines, jet propulsion systems, etc.), or fluid systems and fluid power (e.g., hydraulics, piping systems, and so on)will reap the benefits of this text.

Key Features

• Offers detailed derivation of fundamental equations for better comprehension of more advanced mathematical analysis • Provides groundwork for more advanced topics on boundary layer analysis, unsteady flow, turbulent modeling, and computational fluid dynamics • Includes worked-out examples and end-of-chapter problems as well as a companion web site with sample computational programs and Solutions Manual


Graduate-level students in Mechanical, Aerospace & Aeronautical, Chemical, Environmental and Biomechanical Engineering; Graduate-level students in Chemistry and Physics ; Professional engineers in mechanical, chemical, materials, environmental, and biomedical engineering; Physicists and Chemists working in the analysis of fluid behavior in complex systems

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Fundamentals 1.1 Introduction
1.2 Velocity, acceleration and the material derivative
1.3 The local continuity equation
1.4 Path lines, stream lines and the stream function
a. Lagrange’s stream function for two-dimensional flows
b. Stream functions for three-dimensional flows,including Stokes stream function
1.5 Newton’s momentum equation
1.6 Stress
1.7 Rates of deformation
1.8 Constitutive relations for Newtonian fluids
1.9 Equations for Newtonian fluids
1.10 Boundary conditions
1.11 Vorticity and circulation
1.12 The vorticity equation
1.13 The work-energy equation
1.14 The first law of thermodynamics
1.15 Dimensionless parameters
1.16.Non-Newtonian fluids
1.17 Moving coordinate systems
Chapter 2 - Inviscid irrotational flows 2.1 Inviscid flows
2.2 Irrotational flows and the velocity potential
a. Intersection of velocity potential lines and streamlines in two dimensions b. Basic two-dimensional irrotational flows c. Hele-Shaw flows
d. Basic three-dimensional irrotational flows
e. Superposition and the method of images f. Vortices near walls
g. Rankine half body
h. Rankine oval
i. Circular cylinder or sphere in a uniform stream 2.3 Singularity distribution methods
a. Two and three-dimensional slender body theory b. Panel methods
2.4 Forces acting on a translating sphere
2.5 Added mass and the Lagally theorem
2.6 Theorems for irrotational flow
a. Mean value and maximum modulus theorem b. Maximum-minimum potential theorem
c. Maximum-minimum speed theorem
d. Kelvin’s minimum kinetic energy theorem e. Maximum kinetic energy theorem
f. Uniqueness theorem
g. Kelvin’s persistence of circulation theorem
h. Weiss and Butler sphere theorems Problems
Chapter 3 - Irrotational Two-Dimensional Flows 3.1 Complex variable theory applied to two-dimensional irrotational flows 3.2 Flow past a circular cylinder with circulation 3.3 Flow past an elliptical cylinder with circulation
3.4 The Joukowski airfoil
3.5 Kármán-Trefftz and Jones-McWilliams airfoils 3.6 NACA airfoils
3.7 Lifting line theory
3.8 Kármán vortex street
3.9 Conformal mapping and the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation
3.10 Cavity flows
3.11 Added mass and forces and moments for two-dimensional bodies
Chapter 4 - Surface and interfacial waves 4.1 Linearized free surface wave theory
a. Infinitely long channel
b. Waves in a container of finite size
4.2 Group velocity
4.3 Waves at the interface of two dissimilar fluids 4.4 Waves in an accelerating container
4.5 Stability of a round jet
4.6 Local surface disturbance on a large body of fluid - Kelvin’s ship wave
4.7 Shallow depth free surface waves - cnoidal and solitary waves
4.8 Ray theory of gravity waves for non-uniform depths
Chapter 5 - Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations
5.1 Solutions to the steady-state Navier-Stokes equations when convective acceleration is absent a. Two-dimensional flow between parallel planes b. Poiseuille flow in a rectangular conduit c. Poiseuille flow in a round tube
d. Poiseuille flow in tubes of arbitrarily shaped cross-section
e. Couette flow between circular cylinders 5.2 Unsteady flows when convective acceleration is absent
a. Stokes’ first problem-impulsive motion of a plate
b. Stokes’ second problem-oscillation of a plate 5.3 Other unsteady flows when convective acceleration is absent
a. Impulsive plane Poiseuille and Couette flows b. Impulsive circular Couette flow
5.4 Steady flows when convective acceleration is present.
a. Plane stagnation point flow
b. Three-dimensional stagnation point flow c. Flow into convergent or divergent channels
d. Flow in a spiral channel
e. Flow due to a round laminar jet
f. Flow due to a rotating disk
Chapter 6 - The Boundary Layer Approximation 6.1 Introduction to boundary layers
6.2 The boundary layer equations
6.3 Boundary layer thickness
6.4 Falkner-Skan solutions for flow past a wedge a. Boundary layer on a flat plate
b. Stagnation point boundary layer flow c. General case
6.5 The integral form of the boundary layer equation
6.6 Axisymmetric laminar jet
6.7 Flow separation
6.8 Transformations for non-similar boundary layer solutions
a. Falkner transformation
b. von Mises transformation
c. Combined Mises-Falkner transformation d. Crocco’s transformation
e. Mangler’s transformation for bodies of revolution 6.8 Boundary layers in rotating flows
Chapter 7 - Thermal Effects 7.1 Thermal boundary layers
7.2 Forced convection on a horizontal flat plate a. Falkner-Skan wedge thermal boundary layer
b. Isothermal flat plate
c. Flat plate with constant heat flux
7.3 The integral method for thermal convection
a. Flat plate with a constant temperature region b. Flat plate with constant heat flux
7.4 Heat transfer near the stagnation point of an isothermal cylinder
7.5 Natural convection on an isothermal vertical plate
7.6 Natural convection on a vertical plate with uniform heat flux
7.7 Thermal boundary layer on inclined flat plates 7.8 Integral method for natural convection on an isothermal vertical plate
7.9 Temperature distribution in an axisymmetric jet Problems
Chapter 8 - Low Reynolds number Flows 8.1 Stokes approximation

  1. Doublet
    2a. Stokeslet for steady flows
    2b. Stokeslet for unsteady flows
    3a. Rotlet for steady flows
    3b. Rotlet for unsteady flows
    8.2 Slow steady flow past a solid sphere 8.3 Slow steady flow past a liquid sphere
    8.4 Flow due to a sphere undergoing simple harmonic motion
    8.5 General translation of a sphere
    8.6 Oseen’s approximation for slow viscous flow
    8.7 Resolution of the Stokes/Whitehead paradoxes Problems
    Chapter 9 - Flow stability 9.1 Linear stability theory of fluid flows
    9.2 Thermal instability in a viscous fluid - Rayleigh-Bénard convection
    9.3 Stability if flow between rotating circular cylinders - Couette-Taylor instability
    9.4 Stability of plane flows
    Chapter 10 - Turbulence and transition to turbulence 10.1 The why and the how of turbulence
    10.2 Statistical approach - one point averaging 10.3 Zero-equation turbulent models
    10.4 One-equation turbulent models
    10.5 Two-equation turbulent models
    10.6 Stress-equation models
    10.7 Equations of motion in Fourier space 10.8 Quantum theory models
    10.9 Large eddy models
    10.10 Phenomenologic observations
    10.11 Conclusions
    Chapter 11 - An Introduction To Computational Fluid Dynamics 11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Numerical calculus
    11.3 Numerical integration of ordinary differential equations
    11.4 The finite element method
    11.5 Linear stability problems - invariant imbedding and Riccati methods
    11.6 Errors, accuracy, and stiff equations Problems
    Chapter 12 - Numerical solution of partial differential equations 12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Relaxation methods
    12.3 Surface singularities
    12.4 One step methods
    a. Forward time, centered space - explicit b. Dufort-Frankel method - explicit
    c. Crank-Nicholson method - implicit
    d. Boundary layer equations - Crank-Nicholson
    e. Boundary layer equations - hybrid method f. Richardson extrapolation
    g. Further choices for dealing with nonlinearities h. Upwind differencing for convective acceleration terms
    12.5 Multi-step, or alternating direction, methods a. Alternating direction explicit (ADE) method b.Alternating direction implicit (ADI) method 12.6 Method of characteristics
    12.7 Leapfrog method - explicit
    12.8 Lax-Wendroff method - explicit
    12,9 MacCormack’s methods
    a. MacCormack’s explicit method
    b. MacCormack’s implicit method
    12.10 Discrete vortex methods (DVM)
    12.11 Cloud in cell method (CIC)
    Appendix - Mathematical aids
    A1. Vector differential calculus
    A2. Vector integral calculus
    A3. Fourier series and integrals
    A4. Solution of ordinary differential equations
    a. Method of Frobenius
    b. Mathieu equation
    c. Finding eigenvalues - the Riccatti method
    A5. Index notation
    A6. Tensors in Cartesian coordinates
    A7. Tensors in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates a. Cylindrical polar coordinates
    b. Spherical polar coordinates
    A8. Tensors in general coordinates


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About the Author

William Graebel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus,Department of Mechanical Engineering,University of Michigan