Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

  • Fabio Vittorio De Blasio
Chapter

Abstract

Everyone is familiar with matter in the fluid state such as air, water, or oil. The most obvious attribute of a fluid is its capability of flowing. Fluids can travel down slope like water in a river or crude oil flowing along pipes; they give rise to currents in the presence of a pressure gradient, such as wind created by pressure differences in the atmosphere. Fluid mechanics, the science of fluids, is crucial not only in science, but also in engineering problems like the flight of an aircraft and the lubrication of joints in an engine. Fluid mechanics is a complicated and varied subject where new experiments and theoretical calculations are constantly reported by scientists and engineers. This is testified by the numerous (in the number of some hundreds) original papers appearing monthly on specialized journals.

Keywords

Fluid Flow Debris Flow Stokes Equation Pore Water Pressure Newtonian Fluid 
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Reference

  1. Julien PY (1998) Erosion and sedimentation. Cambridge University Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  2. Guyon E, Hulin J-P, Petit L, Mitescu CD (2001) Physical hydrodynamics. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Vittorio De Blasio
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  1. 1.NHAZCA s.r.l., spin-off “Sapienza” UniversityRomeItaly

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