Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition

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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition

By Philip M Gerhart, Andrew L. Gerhart, and John I. Hochstein

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics offers comprehensive topical coverage with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and a strong focus on effective learning. This text is designed to help students gradually build confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before moving on to more complicated examples.

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Clearly stated learning objectives prepare students for what’s ahead.

Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter as well as the Chapter Summary, Study Guide, and Equation Summary at the end of each chapter alert the reader to the chapter’s key concepts.

Students can visualize concepts and theory

Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and videos help students visualize fluid flow and connect the math and theory to physical, real-world applications.

Short stories illustrate how fluid mechanics affects everyday life.

“The Wide World of Fluids” is a set of short stories—many with accompanying homework problems—that demonstrate some of the latest ways that fluid mechanics affects our lives.

    What’s New

  • Self-Contained Material: The content that was removed from the text and offered online only is back in the text. The most notable changes are Section 5.4 on the second law of thermodynamics and useful energy loss and Appendix E containing units conversion factors.
  • Compressible Flow: Chapter 11 on compressible flow has been extensively reorganized and a limited amount of new material has been added with special emphasis on engineering applications. Example solutions employ tabulated compressible flow functions and graphs.
  • Appendices: Compressible flow function tables have been added to Appendix D. A new extensive set of units conversion factors in a useful and compact format appears in Appendix E.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): The challenges and practices that characterize widely-used CFD codes is covered to both show how reasonably complex flows can be computed and to foster a healthy skepticism in the non-specialist. This material is presented in an expanded Appendix A.

Philip M. Gerhart, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Evansville, received his BSME degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1968 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1969 and 1971. Before becoming Chair of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Evansville, he was on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Akron from 1971 to 1984.

Dr. Gerhart has taught a variety of courses in fl uid mechanics and other thermo-fl uid sciences.He has consulted widely in the power generation and process industries and has authored or coauthored two previous books on fl uid mechanics and fl uid machinery.

Since 1975, he has been deeply involved in the development of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Performance Test Codes. He served as ASME Vice President for Performance Test Codes from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member and vice-chair of the Committee on Fans, chair of the Committee on Fired Steam Generators, and a member of the Standing Committee on Performance Test Codes.

Dr. Gerhart is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His honors and awards include the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Faculty Senate of the United Methodist Church, and the Performance Test Codes Medal from ASME.

Andrew L. Gerhart, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University, received his BSME degree from the University of Evansville in 1996, his MSME from the University of Wyoming, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.

At Lawrence Tech, Dr. Gerhart has developed both undergraduate and graduate courses in viscous fl ow, turbulence, creative problem solving, and first-year introductory engineering. He has co-developed college-wide curriculum in engineering design and university-wide curriculum in leadership. He is the supervisor of the Thermal Science and Aerodynamics Laboratories, Coordinator of the Aeronautical Engineering Minor/Certificate, chair of the First Year Engineering curriculum committee, and faculty advisor for the student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the SAE Aero Design team.

Dr. Gerhart facilitates workshops worldwide, having trained hundreds of faculty members in active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, as well as training professional engineers and students in creative problem solving and innovation. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and has received four best paper awards from their Annual Conferences.

Dr. Gerhart was awarded the 2010 Michigan Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Lawrence Tech’s Henry and Barbara Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award, the Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) Outstanding Young Engineer, and ESD’s Council Leadership Award. He was elected to ESD’s College of Fellows, and is actively involved with The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, serving on the Performance Test Code Committee for Air-Cooled Condensers.

John I. Hochstein, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Memphis, received a BE from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1973, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron in 1984. He has been on the faculty of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Memphis since 1991 and served as department chair from 1996 to 2014.

Working as an engineer in nonacademic positions, Dr. Hochstein contributed to the design of the Ohio-Class submarines at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics and to the design of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor while an engineer at the Babcock & Wilcox Company. The focus of his doctoral studies was computational modeling of spacecraft cryogenic propellant management systems, and he has remained involved with NASA research on this topic since that time.

Dr. Hochstein has twice been a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow for two consecutive summers: once at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, and once at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Hochstein’s current primary research focus is on the capture of hydrokinetic energy to produce electricity.

Dr. Hochstein is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and has served on the Microgravity Space Processes Technical Committee since 1986. He joined ASME as an undergraduate student and served for 4 years on the K20 Computational Heat Transfer Committee. He is a member of ASEE and has served the profession as an ABET Program Evaluator since 2002.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Fluid Statics
Chapter 3: Elementary Fluid Dynamics-The Bernoulli Equation
Chapter 4: Fluid Kinematics
Chapter 5: Finite Control Volume Analysis
Chapter 6: Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
Chapter 7: Dimensional Analysis, Similitude and Modeling
Chapter 8: Viscous Flow in Pipes
Chapter 9: Flow Over Immersed Bodies
Chapter 10: Open Channel Flow
Chapter 11: Compressible Flow
Chapter 12: Turbomachines