Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 10ed, (An Indian Adaptation)

Robert W. Fox , Alan T. McDonald , John W. Mitchell

ISBN: 9789354641077

640 pages

INR 949


The Indian Adaptation of Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, tenth edition

comes with revised and enriched content, organized as per Indian curriculum requirements.

The new concepts covered include The Orifice Meter, The Mouthpiece, and Free Jet Flow, Draft

Tube, Trapezoidal Weir, Stepped Notch, Cippoletti Weir, Proportional Weir, and more. The book

incorporates numerous pedagogical features that aid, reinforce and evaluate learning, and

consistent problem-solving methodology that equips students to apply fluid mechanics

principles to the design of devices and systems.

Preface to the Adapted Edition



Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

1.2 Basic Equations

1.3 Methods of Analysis

1.4 Dimensions and Units

1.5 Analysis of Experimental Error

1.6 Summary


Chapter 2 Fundamental Concepts

2.1 Fluid as a Continuum

2.2 Velocity Field

2.3 Stress Field

2.4 Viscosity

2.5 Surface Tension

2.6 Description and Classification of Fluid Motions

2.7 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 3 Fluid Statics

3.1 The Basic Equation of Fluid Statics

3.2 The Standard Atmosphere

3.3 Pressure Variation in a Static Fluid

3.4 Hydrostatic Force on Submerged Surfaces

3.5 Buoyancy and Stability

3.6 Fluids in Rigid-Body Motion

3.7 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 4 Basic Equations in Integral Form for a Control Volume

4.1 Basic Laws for a System

4.2 Relation of System Derivatives to the Control Volume Formulation

4.3 Conservation of Mass

4.4 Momentum Equation for Inertial Control Volume

4.5 Momentum Equation for Control Volume with Rectilinear Acceleration

4.6 Momentum Equation for Control Volume with Arbitrary Acceleration

4.7 The Angular-Momentum Principle

4.8 The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics

4.9 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 5 Introduction to Differential Analysis of Fluid Motion

5.1 Conservation of Mass

5.2 Stream Function for Two-Dimensional Incompressible Flow

5.3 Motion of a Fluid Particle (Kinematics)

5.4 Momentum Equation

5.5 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 6 Incompressible Inviscid Flow

6.1 Momentum Equation for Frictionless Flow: Euler’s Equation

6.2 Bernoulli Equation: Integration of Euler’s Equation Along a Streamline for

Steady Flow

6.3 The Bernoulli Equation Interpreted as an Energy Equation

6.4 Energy Grade Line and Hydraulic Grade Line

6.5 Unsteady Bernoulli Equation: Integration of Euler’s Equation Along a Streamline

6.6 Irrotational Flow

6.7 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 7 Dimensional Analysis and Similitude

7.1 Nondimensionalizing the Basic Differential Equations

7.2 Buckingham Pi Theorem

7.3 Significant Dimensionless Groups in Fluid Mechanics

7.4 Flow Similarity and Model Studies

7.5 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 8 Internal Incompressible Viscous Flow

8.1 Internal Flow Characteristics


PART A Fully Developed Laminar Flow

8.2 Fully Developed Laminar Flow between Infinite Parallel Plates

8.3 Fully Developed Laminar Flow in a Pipe


PART B Flow in Pipes and Ducts

8.4 Shear Stress Distribution in Fully Developed Pipe Flow

8.5 Turbulent Velocity Profiles in Fully Developed Pipe Flow

8.6 Energy Considerations in Pipe Flow

8.7 Calculation of Head Loss

8.8 Solution of Pipe Flow Problems


PART C Flow Measurement

8.9 Flow Measurement and Flow Restriction

8.10 Restriction Flow Meters for Internal Flows

8.11 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 9 External Incompressible Viscous Flow


PART A Boundary Layers

9.1 The Boundary Layer Concept

9.2 Laminar Flat Plate Boundary Layer: Exact Solution

9.3 Momentum Integral Equation

9.4 Use of the Momentum Integral Equation for Flow with Zero Pressure Gradient

9.5 Pressure Gradients in Boundary Layer Flow


PART B Fluid Flow About Immersed Bodies

9.6 Drag

9.7 Lift

9.8 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 10 Fluid Machinery

10.1 Introduction and Classification of Fluid Machines

10.2 Turbomachinery Analysis

10.3 Pumps, Fans, and Blowers

10.4 Positive Displacement Pumps

10.5 Hydraulic Turbines

10.6 Propellers and Wind Turbines

10.7 Compressible Flow Turbomachines

10.8 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 11 Flow in Open Channels

11.1 Basic Concepts and Definitions

11.2 Energy Equation for Open-Channel Flows

11.3 Localized Effect of Area Change (Frictionless Flow)

11.4 The Hydraulic Jump

11.5 Steady Uniform Flow

11.6 Flow with Gradually Varying Depth

11.7 Discharge Measurement Using Weirs

11.8 Summary and Useful Equations


Chapter 12 Introduction to Compressible Flow

12.1 Review of Thermodynamics

12.2 Propagation of Sound Waves

12.3 Reference State: Local Isentropic Stagnation Properties

12.4 Critical Conditions

12.5 Basic Equations for One-Dimensional Compressible Flow

12.6 Isentropic Flow of an Ideal Gas: Area Variation

12.7 Normal Shocks

12.8 Supersonic Channel Flow with Shocks

12.9 Summary and Useful Equations


Appendix A Fluid Property Data A-1

A.1 Specific Gravity

A.2 Surface Tension

A.3 The Physical Nature of Viscosity

A.4 Lubricating Oils

A.5 Properties of Common Gases, Air, and Water


Appendix B Selected Performance Curves for Pumps and Fans

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Pump Selection

B.3 Fan Selection


Appendix C Flow Functions for Computation of Compressible Flow

C.1 Isentropic Flow

C.2 Normal Shock


Appendix D Analysis of Experimental Uncertainty

D.1 Introduction

D.2 Types of Error

D.3 Estimation of Uncertainty

D.4 Applications to Data

D.5 Summary



Appendix E Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

E.1 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

E.2 Finite Difference Approach to CFD




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