A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

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Now readers can quickly learn the basic concepts and principles of modern fluid mechanics with this concise book. It clearly presents basic analysis techniques while also addressing practical concerns and applications, such as pipe flow, open-channel flow, flow measurement, and drag and lift. The fourth edition also integrates detailed diagrams, examples and problems throughout the pages in order to emphasize the practical application of the principles.

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Donald F. Young, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Engineering, is a Faculty member in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Iowa State University. Dr. Young received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from Iowa State, and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics for many years. In addition to being named a Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering, Dr. Young has also received the Standard Oil Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty Citation. He has been engaged in fluid mechanics research for more than 45 years, with special interest in similitude and modeling and the interdisciplinary field of biomedical fluid mechanics. Dr. Young has contributed to many technical publications and is the author or coauthor of two textbooks on applied mechanics. He is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Bruce R. Munson, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Mechanics, has been a faculty member at Iowa State University since 1974. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees fro Purdue University and his Ph.D. degree from the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department of the University of Minnesota in 1970.
From 1970 to1974, Dr. Munson was on the mechanical engineering faculty of Duke University. From 1964 to 1966, worked as an engineer in the jet engine fuel control department of Bendix Aerospace Corporation, South Bend Indiana.
Dr. Munson's main professional activity has been in the area of fluid mechanics education and research. He has been responsible for the development of many fluid mechanics courses for studies in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering science, and agricultural engineering and is the recipient of an Iowa State University Superior Engineering Teacher Award and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty Citation.

He ha authored and coauthored many theoretical and experimental technical papers on hydrodynamic stability, low Reynolds number flow, secondary flow, and the applications of viscous incompressible flow. He is a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The American Physical Society, and The American Society for Engineering Education.

Theodore H. Okiishi, Associate Dean of Engineering and past Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University has taught fluid mechanics courses there since 1967. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Iowa State.
From 1965 to 1967, Dr. Okiishi served as a U.S. Army officer with duty assignments at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, where he participated in rocket nozzle heat transfer research, and at the Combined Intelligence Center Saigon, Republic of South Vietnam, where he studied seasonal river flooding problems.
Professor Okiishi is active in research on turbomachinery fluid dynamics. Heand his graduate students and other colleagues have written a number of journal articles based on their studies. Some of these projects have involved significant collaboration with government and industrial laboratory researchers with one technical paper winning the ASME Melville Medal.

Dr. Okiishi has received several awards fo teaching. He has developed undergraduate and graduate courses in classical fluid dynamics as well as the fluid dynamics of turbomachines.
He is a licensed professional engineer. His technical society activities include having been chair of the board of directors of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)International Gas Turbine Institute. He is a fellow member of the ASME and the technical editor of the Journal of Turbomachinery.

Wade W. Huebsch has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University since 2001. He received his B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from San Jose State University where he played college baseball. He received his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University in 2000.

Dr. Huebsch specializes in computational fluid dynamics research and has authored multiple journal articles in the areas of aircraft icing, roughness-induced flow phenomena, and boundary layer flow control. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics and has developed a new undergraduate course in computational fluid dynamics. He has received multiple teaching awards such as Outstanding Teacher and Teacher of the Year from the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU as well as the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE. He was also named as the Young Researcher of the Year from WVU. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Sigma Xi research society, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Education.

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