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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.
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
COMSOL Multiphysics Index