This book derives the mathematical basis for the most-encountered waves in fluids in science and engineering. It gives professionals in important occupations such as maritime engineering, climate science, urban noise control, and medical diagnostics the key formulae needed for calculations. The book begins with the basis of fluid dynamics and subsequent chapters cover surface gravity waves, sound waves, internal gravity waves, waves in rotating fluids, and introduce some nonlinear wave phenomena. Basic phenomena common to all fluid waves such as refraction are detailed. Thereafter, specialized application chapters describe specific contemporary problems. All concepts are supported by narrative examples, illustrations, and problems.
• Explains the basis of wave mechanics in fluid systems.
• Provides tools for the analysis of water waves, sound waves, internal gravity waves, rotating fluid waves and some nonlinear wave phenomena, together with example problems.
• Includes comprehensible mathematical derivations at the expense of fewer theoretical topics.
• Reviews cases describable by linear theory and cases requiring nonlinear and wave-interaction theories.
This book is suitable for senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, and in Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Maritime Engineering.
Table of Contents
Part I: Theory and classical applications
Chapter 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Water-Surface Waves
Chapter 3: Sound Waves
Chapter 4: Internal gravity waves
Chapter 5: Waves in Rotating Fluids
Chapter 6: Introduction to Some Nonlinear Wave Theories
Chapter 7: Nonlinear Wave Interactions
Part II: Further applications
Chapter 8: Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
Chapter 9: Bubble Acoustics
Chapter 10: Surface-Wave Breaking in Weather and Climate
Chapter 11: Rotating-Fluid Waves in Space and Planetary Systems
Chapter 12: Nonlinear Environmental Waves
Chapter 13: Streaming in Medicine, Industry and Geophysics
Professor Richard Manasseh is a mechanical engineer with specialist knowledge of fluid dynamics. At a fundamental level, Professor Manasseh’s research focuses on wave modes and oscillators in fluids and their interactions.He is best known for his work on the vibrations of bubbles, called bubble acoustics. His active projects examine ocean wave-power machines; the interaction of ultrasound with microbubbles and live cells for medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and the interaction of ultrasound with droplets for food processing. Further applications of Professor Manasseh’s research have included spacecraft engineering, coastal oceanography, thunderstorms, submarine noise, wastewater treatment and microfluidic devices. Professor Manasseh is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust), and an IEAust Chartered Professional Engineer. He has served as both President and Vice-President of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. He became a full-time academic in 2010 after a career in industrial R&D and headed Swinburne's Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering for three years after a year as Mechanical Engineering Discipline Leader. He is experienced in communicating science to the general public via public lectures, radio and TV.