This textbook on fluid mechanics is aimed at engineering students at Bachelor's degree level. In Chapter 2 the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, needed for the description and analysis of flows in technology, are presented. One-dimensional stream filament theory, along with the momentum integral and angular momentum integral equations, already present us with one method of constructing fluid technological appliances and experiments. For example, the dimensions of a machine can be determined quite accurately in one first step and predictions made about the flow losses which occur.

However, these methods fail when machines are to be optimized, or when appliances are to be developed to operate under extreme conditions, such as silent operation, high efficiency, small dimensions, greatly damped oscillatory behavior, etc. In addition to this, even for most simple cases of application, simple fluid mechanical fundamentals cannot determine the operating behavior of a machine accurately enough. This requires extensive experiments to be carried out and these can be very costly and time consuming.

At this point we refer to more detailed textbooks which progress systematically from the fundamental fluid mechanical equations and their methods of solution to the application of fluid mechanical software.

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However, these methods fail when machines are to be optimized, or when appliances are to be developed to operate under extreme conditions, such as silent operation, high efficiency, small dimensions, greatly damped oscillatory behavior, etc. In addition to this, even for most simple cases of application, simple fluid mechanical fundamentals cannot determine the operating behavior of a machine accurately enough. This requires extensive experiments to be carried out and these can be very costly and time consuming.

At this point we refer to more detailed textbooks which progress systematically from the fundamental fluid mechanical equations and their methods of solution to the application of fluid mechanical software.

... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT |
Institut für Strömungslehre (ISL) |

Publikationstyp |
Buch |

Publikationsjahr |
2005 |

Sprache |
Englisch |

Identifikator |
ISBN: 3-937300-81-3 urn:nbn:de:0072-35484 KITopen-ID: 1000003548 |

Verlag |
Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe |

Umfang |
167 S. |

Schlagwörter |
Strömungsmechanik; Lehrbuch |

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