First published in 1974 as the third edition of a 1957 original, this book presents the fundamental ideas of fluid flow, viscosity, heat conduction, diffusion, the energy and momentum principles, and the method of dimensional analysis. These ideas are subsequently developed in terms of their important practical applications, such as flow in pipes and channels, pumps, compressors and heat exchangers. Later chapters deal with the equation of fluid motion, turbulence and the general equations of forced convection. The final section discusses special problems in process engineering, including compressible flow in pipes, solid particles in fluid flow, flow through packed beds, condensation and evaporation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest the wider applications of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Preface; List of symbols; Dimensionless ratios; 1. Introduction and definitions; 2. Fluid flow; 3. The energy and momentum equations; 4. Applications of the continuity, energy and momentum equations; 5. Dimensional analysis applied to fluid mechanics; 6. Flow in pipes and channels; 7. Pumps and compressors; 8. Heat conduction and heat transfer; 9. Heat exchangers; 10. Dimensional analysis applied to heat transfer; 11. Heat transfer and skin friction in turbulent flow; 12. Equations of motion for a viscous fluid; 13. Boundary layers; 14. Turbulent flow; 15. Potential flow; 16. Diffusion and mass transfer; 17. The energy equation and heat transfer; 18. Forced convection; 19. Compressible flow in pipes and nozzles; 20. Open-channel flow; 21. Solid particles in fluid flow; 22. Flow through packed beds and fluidized solids; 23. Condensation and evaporation; Appendix 1. Engineer's guide to vector analysis; Appendix 2. Equations of motion for an inviscid fluid; Appendix 3. Vorticity and circulation; Appendix 4. Stress components in a viscous fluid and the equations of motion; Appendix 5. Laminar boundary-layer flow; Appendix 6. Heat transfer with laminar flow in a pipe; Appendix 7. Conversion factors; Examples; Outlines solutions; Index.