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Flow of Industrial Fluids

Theory and Equations, 1st Edition

By Raymond Mulley

CRC Press

450 pages

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Description

To describe the flow of industrial fluids, the technical literature generally takes either a highly theoretical, specialized approach that can make extracting practical information difficult, or highly practical one that is too simplified and focused on equipment to impart a thorough understanding.

Flow of Industrial Fluids: Theory and Equations takes a novel approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice. In a uniquely structured series of chapters and appendices, it presents the basic theory and equations of fluid flow in a logical, common-sense manner with just the right amount of detail and discussion. Detailed derivations and explanations are relegated to chapter-specific appendices, making both aspects easier to access. The treatment is further organized to address incompressible flow before compressible flow, allowing the more complex theory and associated equations to build on the less complex.

The measurement and control of fluid flow requires a firm understanding of flow phenomena. Engineer or technician, student or professional, if you have to deal with industrial flow processes, pumps, turbines, ejectors, or piping systems, you will find that Flow of Industrial Fluids effectively links theory to practice and builds the kind of insight you need to solve real-world problems.

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"An aspiring process engineer would find this book useful."

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2005

Table of Contents

FLOW OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS - THEORY AND EQUATIONS

Scope of the Chapter - Basic Concepts

Flow of Incompressible Fluids in Conduits

Flow Regimes - Reynolds' Contributions

Flow Profiles - Velocity Distributions

Fluid Flow - An 'Irreversible' Process

Fundamental Relationships of Fluid Flow

The Role of Viscosity

Friction Losses

Bernoulli Equation and the Darcy Equation Combined

Conservation of Energy in Hydraulics Practice

Worked Examples

Chapter Summary

INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUID FLOW - LOSS CALCULATIONS

Scope of the Chapter - Applying Basic Concepts

Reasoned Approach to Design - A Little Personal Philosophy

The Bernoulli Equation Revisited

'Irreversibilities' Due to Pipe and Fittings

Examples of Estimations of Irreversibilities

Chapter Summary

PUMPS - THEORY AND EQUATIONS

Scope of the Chapter - Pumps and their Performance Capabilities

Functions of Pumps

A Brief History of Pumps

Classification of Pumps

Characteristics of Pumps

Inherent and Installed Characteristics of Pumps

Controlling Flow through Pumps

Hydraulic Turbines

Worked Examples

Chapter Summary

COMPRESSIBLE FLOW

Scope of the Chapter - Comprehending Compressible Flow

Using Models

Treating Models

Treating Mixtures

Equations of Compressible Flow of an Ideal Gas

Ideal and Non-Ideal Gases - Comparison of Some Equations-of-State

Model Processes for Compressible Flow

Choked Flow and the Mach Number

Equations for Adiabatic Flow with Irreversibilities not Involving the Mach Number - The Peter Paige Equation

Equations for Isothermal Flow with Irreversibilities

Chapter Summary

COMPRESSIBLE FLUID FLOW - COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Scope of the Chapter - Computations for Complicated Compressible Flow Systems

Describing the Piping Network

Describing the Flow Regime

Plan of Attack

Manifold Flow

Data Collection and Verification

Chapter Summary

APPENDICES

Equations of Incompressible Flow and their Derivations

Losses in Incompressible Flow

Computations Involving Pumps for Liquids

Equations of Compressible Flow, Derivations and Applications

Compressible Fluid Flow - Complex Systems

Endnotes

Table of Principle Symbols and Glossary of Principal Terms and Units

Table of Caveats

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT003000
MATHEMATICS / Applied
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical