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Introduction to Complex Problems in Fluids Engineering

  • Can Kang
  • Haixia Liu
  • Ning Mao
  • Yongchao Zhang
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Abstract

Fluids engineering is a huge subject and involves not just fluid machinery but also the entire flow system. The major foundations of fluids engineering are fluid mechanics and mechanical principles. A tendency in recent years is new flow phenomena are constantly revealed. Meanwhile, the complexity of these flow phenomena is apparently high. A broad range of challenges in fluids engineering are being faced by both engineers and researchers. Fluid itself is inherently complex; meanwhile, operation environment nurtures many unknowns. In this chapter, a brief overview of the problems encountered in fluids engineering is presented. Fundamental flow characteristics and typical flow system are covered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Can Kang
    • 1
  • Haixia Liu
    • 2
  • Ning Mao
    • 3
  • Yongchao Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  3. 3.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  4. 4.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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