Viscous Flows - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780409951851, 9781483289526

Viscous Flows

1st Edition

The Practical Use of Theory

Editors: Howard Brenner
eBook ISBN: 9781483289526
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st September 1988
Page Count: 624
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Representing a unique approach to the study of fluid flows, Viscous Flows demonstrates the utility of theoretical concepts and solutions for interpreting and predicting fluid flow in practical applications. By critically comparing all relevant classes of theoretical solutions with experimental data and/or general numerical solutions, it focuses on the range of validity of theoretical expressions rather than on their intrinsic character.

This book features extensive use of dimensional analysis on both models and variables, and extensive development of theoretically based correlating equations. The range of applicability of most theoretical solutions is shown to be quite limited; however, in combination they are demonstrated to be more reliable than purely empirical expressions, particularly in novel applications.

Table of Contents

Identification of Geometries and Dimensionless Values Momentum Transfer, Viscosity, and Shear Stress Newtonian Flow between Parallel Plates Newtonian Flow in Round Tubes and Circular Annuli Non-Newtonian Flow through Channels Thin Films and Other Open, Gravitational Flows Couette Flows Derivation of the General Mass and Force-Momentum Balances Modified Forms of the General Mass and Force-Momentum Balances Exact, Closed-Form Solutions of the Equations of Motion The Blasius Solution for Laminar Flow along a Flat Plate Integral Boundary-Layer Solution for Laminar Flow along a Flat Plate Experimental Results and Extended Solutions for Laminar Flow along a Flat Plate Laminar Flow over Wedges and Disks Laminar Flow over a Circular Cylinder Laminar Flow over a Solid Sphere The Motion of Bubbles and Droplets Generalized Methods and Other Geometries Flow through Porous Media The Relative Motion of Fluids and Dispersed Solids Appendices Indices


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Howard Brenner

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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