An ideal textbook for civil and environmental, mechanical, and chemical engineers taking the required Introduction to Fluid Mechanics course, Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineers offers clear guidance and builds a firm real-world foundation using practical examples and problem sets. Each chapter begins with a statement of objectives, and includes practical examples to relate the theory to real-world engineering design challenges. The author places special emphasis on topics that are included in the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, and make the book more accessible by highlighting keywords and important concepts, including Mathcad algorithms, and providing chapter summaries of important concepts and equations.
Introduction. Fluid Statics. Continuity Equation. Energy Equation. Momentum Equation. Flow Resistance Equations. Dimensional Analysis. Pipe Flow. Open Channel Flow. External Flow. Dynamic Similitude and Modeling. Appendix A: Physical Properties of Common Fluids. Appendix B: Geometric Properties of Common Shapes. References. Bibliography. Index.