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The Dynamics And Thermodynamics Of Compressible...

The engineering science of fluid dynamics is ever changing, with the very foundations of the field based on both theory and ongoing experimentation. The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow thoroughly addresses all topics germane to the study of fluid dynamics. The book also further explores the mechanisms by which progress in the field has been driven by applying theoretical analysis to the design of new experiments and by interpreting experimental results within the framework of existing theoretical knowledge.

The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible...

After starting at MIT as a laboratory assistant in mechanical engineering, Shapiro was eventually appointed assistant professor at MIT in 1943 where he taught fluid mechanics.[1] A prolific author of texts in his field, his two-volume treatise, The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow, published in 1953 and 1954, is considered a classic.[3] His 1961 book Shape and Flow: The Fluid Dynamics of Drag explained boundary layer phenomena and drag in simple, non-mathematical terms.[4] He also founded the National Council for Fluid Mechanics Films (NCFMF), in cooperation with the Educational Development Center.[5] From there, Shapiro was appointed Chair of the Institute's Faculty in 1964-1965 and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1965 to 1974.[1]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONConservation equations. Thermodynamics of ideal gases. Isentropic flows. Crocco-Vazsonyi's equation, creation and destruction of vorticity by compressibility effects. Acoustics and generation of sound by turbulence. Shock waves. Kovasznay's modal decomposition of compressible flow, linear and nonlinear modal interactions, interaction of turbulence with shock waves. Turbulent Mach number. Shocklets. Energetics of compressible turbulence, effects of compressibility on homogeneous turbulence, free-shear flows and turbulent boundary layers. Van Driest transformation, recovery temperature, and shock/boundary layer interaction. Strong Reynolds analogy. Subgrid-scale modeling for compressible turbulence.

Classical fluid mechanics is a branch of continuum mechanics; that is, it proceeds on the assumption that a fluid is practically continuous and homogeneous in structure. The fundamental property which distinguishes a fluid from other continuous media is that it cannot be in equilibrium in a state of stress such that the mutual action between two adjacent parts is oblique to the common surface. Though this property is the basis of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, it is by itself insufficient for the description of fluid motion. In order to characterize the physical behavior of a fluid the property must be extended, given suitable analytical form, and introduced into the equations of motion of a general continuous medium, this leading ultimately to a system of differential equations which are to be satisfied by the, velocity, density, pressure, etc. of an arbitrary fluid motion. In this article we shall consider these differential equations, their derivation from fundamental axioms, and the various forms which they take when more or less special assumptions concerning the fluid or the fluid motion are made.

To introduce the students to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and fluid flowapplied to the analysis of the transformation of energy (thermal and mechanical)and of the transfer of thermal energy. 041b061a72

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