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Old   August 22, 2008, 06:30
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Esteban Aguilera
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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.

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Old   August 22, 2008, 10:18
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check out the books section on this site
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Old   August 22, 2008, 11:40
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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.
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Old   August 22, 2008, 12:41
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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
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Old   August 28, 2008, 09:56
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Paolo Lampitella
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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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