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