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Kinematics of Fluid Motion

  • Meinhard T. Schobeiri

Material and Spatial Description of the Flow Field

Engineering fluid dynamic design process has been experiencing a continuous progress using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. The use of CFD-tools opens a new perspective in simulating the complex three-dimensional (3-D) engineering flow fields. Understanding the details of the flow motion and the interpretation of the numerical results require a thorough comprehension of fluid mechanics laws and the kinematics of fluid motion. Kinematics is treated in many fluid mechanics texts. Aris [1] and Spurk [2] give an excellent account of the subject. In the following sections, a compact and illustrative treatment is given to cover the needs of engineers.

Keywords

Computational Fluid Dynamics Material Point Fluid Motion Fluid Particle Order Tensor 
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References

  1. 1.
    Aris, R.: Vectors, Tensors, and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics. Dover Publication, New York (1962)zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Spurk, J.: Fluid Mechanics. Springer, Heidelberg (1997)zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    White, F.M.: Viscous Fluid Flow. McGraw-Hill, New York (1974)zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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