A textbook on the use of fluids in

        mechanical engineering

 

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Author’s Note

 

Chapter 1       Introduction, the structure of science, basic premises, and systems of units

 

Chapter 2      Liquids at rest

 

Chapter 3    The energy equation for liquids

 

Chapter 4      Flow lines and stable flow patterns

 

Chapter 5      Examples of the application of the energy equation

 

Chapter 6      Viscosity

 

Chapter 7      Friction in pipes

 

Chapter 8     The loss of head in turbulent flow through pipe-fittings

 

Chapter 9    The energy equation in power form; parallel

                             pipes; branched pipes; time of emptying

 

Chapter 10    The flow of liquids in open ducts

 

Chapter 11    Ship resistance and the concept of model testing

 

Chapter 12   Dimensional analysis and rational expressions

 

Chapter 13   Compressible flow in pipes and nozzles

 

Chapter 14   Flow round bodies moving at supersonic speed

 

Chapter 15  Swirling flow

 

Chapter 16 Lubricated bearings and fluid dampers

 

Chapter 17 Unsteady flow of liquids in pipes 

 

Chapter 18 Introduction to engineering practice

 

Chapter 19 The aerofoil

 

Chapter 20 The light aeroplane as an application of aerofoils

 

Chapter 21 The propeller as an application of the aerofoil

 

Chapter 22 Water turbines

 

Chapter 23 Reciprocating pumps and other positive displacement pumps

 

Chapter 24 Centrifugal pumps

 

Chapter 25 The axial-flow fan

 

Chapter 26 The wind-powered generator

 

Appendix 1 Laboratory exercises