Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics, Volume 1
This first volume of two aims to help prepare students of fluid mechanics for their examinations by presenting a clear explanation of theory and application in the form of solutions to typical examination and assignment type questions. Each chapter comprises start-of-chapter learning objectives, a summary of basic theory, end-of-chapter summaries, a range of worked examples, a selection of problems with answers, and assignments to encourage further practice and consolidate understanding.
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50 mm diam angle Answer Assuming axis Bernoulli's equation Bernoulli's theorem bottom boundary layer Calculate cent centre of buoyancy centre of gravity centre of pressure change of momentum change of velocity channel Chezy formula Cipolletti coefficient of discharge constant continuity of flow cross-section cylinder diam pipe diameter displaced edge energy per unit equilibrium Figure Find flat plate fluid Force due free surface gate gauge gradient horizontal hydraulic immersed inlet intensity of pressure jet of water laminar length liquid loss of head manometer mass density mean velocity mercury metacentric height metre nozzle orifice outlet Pelton wheel pipeline pitot tube pitot-static tube plane rate of flow reservoir resultant force rev/min sea water shear stress side slope Solution tank Total energy U-tube unit weight vane velocity velocity of flow venturi meter vertical vessel viscosity water level water surface weir width