Incompressible fluid dynamics
Abstract
This book is an introductory text to the theory of incompressible flow. It covers all the fundamental concepts while at the same time developing the necessary mathematical apparatus, such as vector and tensor analysis, the Laplace equation, complex functions, and dimensional analysis. The material studied includes Cauchy's equation of motion, the NavierStokes equations, the momentum principle, the energy equation in integral and differential form, Bernoulli's equation, potential theory, lift and drag, similarity of external flows, pipe flows, real fluid flow past flat plates, the boundary layer concept and the Prandtl equations, integral momentum principles of boundary layer analysis, turbulent flow and stresses, mechanics of boundary layer transition, and the effects of shape and roughness on drag.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report A
 Pub Date:
 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976STIA...7750726G
 Keywords:

 Equations Of Motion;
 Flow Theory;
 Fluid Dynamics;
 Incompressible Flow;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Potential Theory;
 Boundary Layer Transition;
 Complex Variables;
 Dimensional Analysis;
 Flat Plates;
 Incompressible Fluids;
 Laplace Equation;
 Pipe Flow;
 Tensor Analysis;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer