Laminar Flow and Convective Transport Processes: Scaling Principles and Asymptotic Analysis presents analytic methods for the solution of fluid mechanics and convective transport processes, all in the laminar flow regime. This book brings together the results of almost 30 years of research on the use of nondimensionalization, scaling principles, and asymptotic analysis into a comprehensive form suitable for presentation in a core graduate-level course on fluid mechanics and the convective transport of heat. A considerable amount of material on viscous-dominated flows is covered. A unique feature of this book is its emphasis on scaling principles and the use of asymptotic methods, both as a means of solution and as a basis for qualitative understanding of the correlations that exist between independent and dependent dimensionless parameters in transport processes. Laminar Flow and Convective Transport Processes is suitable for use as a textbook for graduate courses in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena and also as a reference for researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

Basic Principles; Unidirectional Flows; Creeping Flows; Further Results in the Creeping Flow Limit; Asymptotic Approximations for Unidirectional, One-Dimensional, and Nearly Unidirectional Flows; Thin Films, Lubrication, and Related Problems; Weak Convection Effects; Strong Convection Effects in Heat and Mass Transfer at Low Reynolds Number; Laminar Boundary-Layer theory; Thermal Boundary-Layer Theory at Large Reynolds Number; Natural and Mixed Convection Flows.


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a bit narrowly focused on too few topics