A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering)


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Concise and focused–these are the two guiding principles of Young, Munson, and Okiishi′s Third Edition of A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS.

The authors clearly present basic analysis techniques and address practical concerns and applications, such as pipe waft, open–channel waft, waft measurement, and drag and lift. Homework problems in every chapter–including open–ended problems, problems based on the CD–ROM videos, laboratory problems, and computer problems–emphasize the practical application of principles. More than 100 worked examples provide detailed solutions to A number of problems.

The Third Edition offers several new features and enhancements, including:

  • A number of new simple figures in the margins to help you visualize the concepts described in the text.
  • Chapter Summary and Study Guide sections at the end of each chapter to help you assess your understanding of the material.
  • Simplified presentation of the Reynolds transport theorem.
  • New homework problems added to every chapter.
  • Highlighted key works in each chapter.

Experience fluid waft phenomena in action on a new CD–ROM! The Fluid Mechanics Phenomena CD–ROM packaged with this text presents 75 short video segments that illustrate more than a few aspects of fluid mechanics. In addition, this CD now features 30 extended laboratory–type problems, which involve actual experimental data for simple experiments in an Excel format, in addition to a set of 168 review problems.

About the Author

Donald F. Young, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Engineering, is a faculty member in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Iowa State University. Dr. young received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from Iowa State, and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics for many years . Along with being named a Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering, Dr. Young has also received the Standard Oil Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty Citation. He as been engaged in fluid mechanics research for more than 45 years, with special interests in similitude and modeling and the interdisciplinary field of biomedical fluid mechanics. Dr. Young has contributed to many technical publications and is the creator or coauthor of two textbooks on applied mechanics. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Bruce R. Munson, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Mechanics, has been a faculty member at Iowa State university since 1974. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue university and his Ph.D degree from the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department of the university of Minnesota in 1970.

From 1970 to 1974, Dr.Munson was on the mechanical engineering faculty of Duke University. From 1964 to 1966, he worked as an engineer in the jet engine fuel keep watch over department of Bendix Aerospace Corporation, South Bend, Indiana.

Dr. Munson′s main professional activity has been in the area of fluid mechanics education and research. He has been responsible for the development of many fluid mechanics courses for studies in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering science, and agricultural engineering and is the recipient of an Iowa State university Superior engineering Teacher Award and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty Citation.

He has authored and coauthored many theoretical and experimental technical papers on hydrodynamic stability, low Reynolds number waft, secondary waft, and the applications of viscous incompressible waft. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Engineers, The American Physical Society, and the American society for Engineering Education.

Theodore H. Okiishi, Associate dean of Engineering and past Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State university, has taught fluid mechanics courses there since 1967. he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Iowa State.

From 1965 to 1967, Dr. Okiishi served as a U.S. Army officer with duty assignments at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, where he participated in rocket nozzle heat transfer research, and at the Combined Intelligence Center, Saigon, Republic of south Vietnam, where he studied seasonal river flooding problems.

Professor Okiishi is active in research on turbomachinary fluid dynamic. He and his graduate students and other colleagues have written various journal articles based on their studies. A few of these project have involved significant collaboration with government and industrial laboratory researchers with one technical paper winning the ASME Melville medal.

Dr. Okiishi has received several awards for teaching. He has developed undergraduate and graduate courses in classical fluid dynamics in addition to the fluid dynamics of turbomachines.

He is a licensed professional engineer. His technical society activities include having been chair of the board of directors of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas turbine Institute. he is a fellow member of the ASME and the technical editor of the Journal of Turbomachinery.

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