Solving problems in fluid mechanics
Taking a practical approach, and assuming only an elementary knowledge of mathematics, the texts answer a range of common problems in fluid mechanics. Worked examples are used to explain fundamental theory and to demonstrate how it can be applied to typical engineering situations.
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Dynamical similarity problems
Vortex motion and radial flow
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adiabatic aerofoil air vessel Answer assuming atmosphere Bernoulli's equation blade boundary layer bucket bulk modulus Calculate cent centrifugal pump channel closure constant critical depth critical velocity cylinder delivery pipes diameter dimensional analysis downstream draft tube drag coefficient dynamical similarity efficiency example Figure flow field formula friction geometrically similar given gradient horizontal hydraulic hydraulic jump impeller inlet kinematic viscosity laminar length loss of head mass density maximum mean velocity momentum nozzle orifice outlet Pelton wheel pipeline piston pressure difference pressure drop pressure wave radial radius rate of flow ratio resistance rev/min Reynolds number rotation runner shaft shear stress Show simple harmonic motion skin friction smooth pipe Solution specific energy specific speed stream function streamlines stroke suction and delivery surface surge tank temperature thickness throat turbine turbulent flow unit upstream valve velocity of flow vertical volume width