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Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

C.S.P. Ojha, P.N. Chandramouli, and R. Berndtsson

Publication Date - 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9780195699630

1016 pages

Exhaustive coverage of the essential concepts of the mechanics of fluids, with numerous examples to help students apply the fundamentals to real-life situations


Fluid Mechanics and Machinery features exhaustive coverage of the essential concepts of the mechanics of fluids, both static and dynamic. It also provides an overview of the design and operation of various hydraulic machines such as pumps and turbines. The book also features numerous solved examples in order to help students grasp the fundamentals and apply them to real-life situations.

Beginning with discussion of the properties of fluids, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery gives detailed information on topics such as fluid pressure and its measurement, principles of buoyancy and flotation, and fluid statics, kinematics, and dynamics. It then moves on to discuss dimensional analysis and flow of fluids through orifices, mouthpieces, and pipes, and over notches and weirs. More advanced topics such as vortex flow, impact of jets, and flow of compressible fluids are then dealt with in separate chapters. Finally, a thorough overview of the design and operation of various fluid machines such as pumps and turbines explains the practical applications of fluid forces to students.


  • Features end-chapter review questions, problems, and multiple-choice questions
  • Up-to-date coverage with recent research developments on topics such as turbulent flow
  • Emphasizes the practical applicability of fluid mechanics to real-life situations

About the Author(s)

C.S.P. Ojha is Lecturer of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

P.N. Chandramouli is Professor of Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

R. Berndtsson is Professor of Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, and an internationally renowned expert in the field of hydrology.

Table of Contents

    1. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
    2. Fluid Pressure and its Measurements
    3. Hydrostatic Forces on Surfaces
    4. Fluid Masses Subjected to Acceleration
    5. Buoyancy and Flotation
    6. Kinematics
    7. Fluid Dynamics
    8. Viscous Flow
    9. Turbulent Flow
    10. Theory of Boundary Layer
    11. Dimensional Analysis and Dynamic Similitude
    12. Flow Through Orifi ces and Mouthpieces
    13. Flow Over Notches and Weirs
    14. Flow Through Pipes
    15. Open Channel Flow
    16. Potential Flow
    17. Vortex Flow
    18. Compressible Fluid Flow
    19. Impact of Jet
    20. Centrifugal Pumps
    21. Reciprocating Pumps
    22. Miscellaneous Hydraulic Machines
    23. Hydraulic Machines-TurbinesIndex

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