Fluid Mechanics and Machinery by Chanamala Ratnam And Arun Vikram Kothapalli
The complete text has been thoroughly revised and modified. Additional infor-mation wherever necessary has been provided for upgraded understanding of the subject. Various new problems have also been included. A new topic “Buoyancy and Floatation” has been added as an extension of chapter 4.
Audience of the Book :
|Fluid mechanics and machinery has an important role in the disciplines of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in particular, its role in Civil Engineering activities like construction of reservoirs, domestic pipeline network, etc.|
The main features of the book are as follows:
1.Explains the concepts of fluid mechanics and its applications in fluid machinery with pictorial explanations.
2.This second edition includes a new topic on Buoyancy and Floatation in chapter 4.
3.Includes end-of-the-chapter exercises comprising of objective questions with answers, theory questions, and problems for practice.
4.Contains more than 260 solved examples, which make the understanding of the concepts better.
5.Each chapter provides at the end a useful list of formulae for quick reference.
Table of Contents:
1. A brief history and introduction
2. Fluids and their properties
3. Pressure and pressure measuring devices
4. Hydrostatic forces and Buoyancy
5. Fluid flow kinematics
6. Fluid dynamics
7. Viscous flow
8. Boundary layer equations
9. Dimensional analysis and model similitude
10. Compressible flow
11. Introduction and impact of jets
12. Hydraulic turbines
13. Hydraulic pumps
14. Laboratory experiments