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Esteban Aguilera August 22, 2008 06:30

Fluid Mechanics Book
Hello all, could anyone suggest a book on Fluid Mechanics. I have been digging in CFD but I notice that I would need to reinforce my knowlegde about physics.


wrath of god August 22, 2008 10:18

Re: Fluid Mechanics Book
check out the books section on this site

_Big_Mac_ August 22, 2008 11:40

Re: Fluid Mechanics Book
Since the book section 403s for me, I'll just suggest Frank White's "Fluid Mechanics" which I'm going through now. It's a huge brick of a book (800+ pages) but does a good job at introducing to the field and contains examples (with solutions) to show how the theory is applied. It is aimed at "true" physics though it has a chapter devoted to the computational aspect.

I'm a complete newbie to fluid mechanics (save high school hydrostatics...) and find this book a good read.

It is assumed the reader is familiar with calculus.

Ahmed August 22, 2008 12:41

Re: Fluid Mechanics Book
Do not expect one book to answer all your questions, try to read the following book, just to start with, Physical Fluid Dynamics D. J. Tritton

Paolo Lampitella August 28, 2008 09:56

Re: Fluid Mechanics Book
There are several ones. Any of these has its own merits and deficiencies.

As a first attempt i suggest:

Kundu, Cohen : Fluid Mechanics, Elsevier (a lot of topics, very easy to follow)

As a second attempt:

Panton : Incompressible Flow, Wiley (more specific and complete on its argument, also easy to follow)

Then start again from the beginning with:

Batchelor : An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Cambridge (not so easy to follow...falling in love with Fluid Mechanics)

Take some time to digest the last one and then start again with:

Aris : Vectors, Tensors, and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics, Dover (learning never stops...)

Landau, Lifshitz : Fluid Mechanics, Butterworth & Heimann (Forget what you learned and start again in a compleely different way...amazing)

But there are a lot more that are wonderful books, just check the Amazon site to have some taste

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