Advances in Fluid Mechanics Measurements

  • Mohamed¬†Gad-el-Hak

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-VII
  2. Richard B. Miles, Daniel M. Nosenchuck
    Pages 33-107
  3. M. Gharib, C. Willert
    Pages 109-126
  4. L. M. Lourenco, A. Krothapalli, C. A. Smith
    Pages 127-199
  5. Patrick Leehey
    Pages 201-227
  6. Joseph H. Haritonidis
    Pages 229-261
  7. Patrick D. Weidman
    Pages 401-534
  8. E. W. Hendricks, J. V. Lawler, M. P. Horne, R. A. Handler, J. D. Swearingen
    Pages 535-568
  9. Patrick F. Dunn, Vincent J. Novick, Barbara J. Schlenger
    Pages 569-600
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 601-602

About this book


One cannot overemphasize the importance of studying fluids in motion or at rest for a variety of scientific and engineering endeavors. Fluid mechanics as an art reaches back into antiquity, but its rational formulation is a relatively recent undertaking. Much of the physics of a particular flow situation can be understood by conducting appropriate experiments. Flow visualization techniques offer a useful tool to establish an overall picture of a flow field and to delineate broadly its salient features before embarking on more detailed quantitative measurements. Among the single-point measurements that are particularly difficult are those in separated flows, non-Newtonian fluids, rotating flows, and nuclear aerosols. Pressure, shear stress, vorticity, and heat transfer coefficient are also difficult quantities to measure, particularly for time-dependent flows. These and other special situations are among the topics covered in this volume. Each article emphasizes the development of a particular measuring technique. The topics covered were chosen because of their importance to the field, recent appeal, and potential for future development. The articles are comprehensive and coverage is pedagogical with a bias towards recent developments.


Particle Image Velocimetry development fluid mechanics mechanics physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed¬†Gad-el-Hak
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51136-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83787-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-5035
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