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Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers,Rough Cuts: with Microfluidics, CFD, and COMSOL Multiphysics 5, 3rd Edition

Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers,Rough Cuts: with Microfluidics, CFD, and COMSOL Multiphysics 5, 3rd Edition

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  • Copyright 2018
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 816
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Rough Cuts
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-471292-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-471292-5

This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.

James O. Wilkes has updated his expert hands-on fluid mechanics tutorial with a complete introduction to the popular COMSOL Multiphysics 5 software package, and ten new COMSOL 5 examples.

Building on the text that earned Choice Magazine’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles award, Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, Third Edition, offers masterful coverage of key fluid mechanics topics including computing turbulent flows, bubble motion, two-phase flow, fluidization, microfluidics, electro-kinetic flow effects, and computational fluid dynamics. Throughout, the author presents more than 300 problems of incrementally greater difficulty, helping students build mastery through realistic practice.

Wilkes starts with a macroscopic approach, providing a solid foundation for sizing pumps and operating laboratory and field scale equipment. The first four chapters derive equations needed to size chemical plant equipment, including pipes in packed beds, pumping installation, fluid flow measurement, filtration, and cyclone separation. Next, he moves to a microscopic approach, introducing key principles for modeling more advanced systems and solving industry or graduate-level problems. These chapters start with a simple derivation of the Navier-Stokes equation (NSE), and then introduce assumptions for various flow geometries, helping students reduce equations for easy solution--analytically, or numerically with COMSOL. Updated COMSOL examples include boundary layer flow, non-Newtonian flow, jet flow, lathe flow, lubrication, momentum diffusion, flow through an orifice plate parallel plate flow, turbulent flow, and more.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Macroscopic Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 1: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 2: Mass, Energy, and Momentum Balances

Chapter 3: Fluid Friction in Pipes

Chapter 4: Flow in Chemical Engineering Equipment

Part II: Microscopic Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 5: Differential Equations of Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 6: Solution of Viscous-Flow Problems

Chapter 7: Laplace’s Equation, Irrotational and Porous-Media Flows

Chapter 8: Boundary-Layer and Other Nearly Unidirectional Flows

Chapter 9: Turbulent Flow

Chapter 10: Bubble Motion, Two-Phase Flow, and Fluidization

Chapter 11: Non-Newtonian Fluids

Chapter 12: Microfluidics and Electrokinetic Flow Effects

Chapter 13: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and ANSYS Fluent

Chapter 14: COMSOL Multiphysics for Solving Fluid Mechanics Problems

Appendix A: Useful Mathematical Relationships

Appendix B: Answers to the True/False Assertions

Appendix C: Some Vector and Tensor Operations

General Index

COMSOL Multiphysics Index

The Authors


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