Viscous Flows

Viscous Flows

The Practical Use of Theory

1st Edition - September 21, 1988

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  • Editor: Howard Brenner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289526

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: September 21, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289526

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Howard Brenner

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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