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About this book
This Handbook consolidates authoritative and state-of-the-art information from the large number of disciplines used in experimental fluid mechanics into a readable desk reference book. It comprises four parts covering Experiments in Fluid Mechanics, Measurement of Primary Quantities, Specific Experimental Environments and Techniques, and Analyses and Post-Processing of Data.
The Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics has been prepared for physicists and engineers in research and development in universities, industry and in governmental research institutions or national laboratories. Both experimental methodology and techniques are covered fundamentally and for a wide range of application fields. A generous use of citations directs the reader to additional material on each subject.
- Experiments in fluid mechanics
- The boundary-value problem
- Measurement of material properties: density, surface tension, contact angle, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity, diffusion, electric and magnetic parameters of liquids and gases
- Fundamentals of data acquisition, processing and analysis
- Measurement systems for temperature, density, flow velocity, vorticity, Mach number, heat flux, pressure shear stress, forces and moments
- Applications: non-Newtonian flows, turbulence, turbomachinery, aerodynamics, hydraulics, microfluidmechanics, flow visualization, atmospheric and oceanographic measurements, electrohydrodynamic systems, combustion diagnostics
- Contains over 900 two-color illustrations.
- Includes over 100 comprehensive tables summarizing experimental techniques and properties of materials.
- Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
- Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references and further reading.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics
John F. Foss
- Series Title Springer Handbooks
- Series Abbreviated Title Springer Handbooks
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30299-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-33582-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-58549-8
- eBook ISBN 978-3-540-30299-5
- Series ISSN 2522-8692
- Series E-ISSN 2522-8706
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXVIII, 1557
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Fluid- and Aerodynamics
Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
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"The stated purpose of this 1500 page handbook is to provide comprehensive information to the experimental fluid mechanics community for planning, executing, and interpreting experiments. … A DVD-ROM PDF version of the handbook accompanies the hardback book. … The book is excellent for a user who wants to obtain some information on a given topic without reading and digesting many papers. … production quality is excellent too. … The high-quality drawings, photos, and figures are clearly labeled and captioned." (Roger L. Simpson, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, Vol. 46 (10), 2008)