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Handbook of Fluid Dynamics

2nd Edition

Edited by Richard W. Johnson

CRC Press

1,560 pages | 812 B/W Illus.

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Handbook of Fluid Dynamics offers balanced coverage of the three traditional areas of fluid dynamics—theoretical, computational, and experimental—complete with valuable appendices presenting the mathematics of fluid dynamics, tables of dimensionless numbers, and tables of the properties of gases and vapors. Each chapter introduces a different fluid dynamics topic, discusses the pertinent issues, outlines proven techniques for addressing those issues, and supplies useful references for further research.

Covering all major aspects of classical and modern fluid dynamics, this fully updated Second Edition:

  • Reflects the latest fluid dynamics research and engineering applications
  • Includes new sections on emerging fields, most notably micro- and nanofluidics
  • Surveys the range of numerical and computational methods used in fluid dynamics analysis and design
  • Expands the scope of a number of contemporary topics by incorporating new experimental methods, more numerical approaches, and additional areas for the application of fluid dynamics

Handbook of Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition provides an indispensable resource for professionals entering the field of fluid dynamics. The book also enables experts specialized in areas outside fluid dynamics to become familiar with the field.


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"… a professionally written, extensive source of information … very useful to government, industry, and university researchers to plan future research tasks in analytical, computational, and experimental methods and applications."

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Table of Contents



Richard W. Johnson

Some Reflections on the History of Fluid Dynamics

John D. Anderson Jr.

General Equations of Newtonian Fluid Dynamics

R. Byron Bird and Michael D. Graham

Special Equation Forms and Related Equations

Frank G. Collins and Ronald H. Aungier

Basic Engineering Fluid Mechanics

John F. Foss, Ronald L. Panton, and William S. Janna


Overview of Classical Fluid Dynamics

Richard W. Johnson

Inviscid Flow

Robert H. Kirchhoff and Doyle D. Knight

Incompressible Laminar Viscous Flows

Ismet Gursul

Laminar Boundary-Layer Flow

Z. U. A. Warsi and Arnold Polak


Matiur Rahman

Transition and Turbulence

Peter S. Bernard, Jeffrey D. Crouch, Meelan Choudhari, David G. Bogard, and Karen A. Thole

Turbulence Modeling and Simulation

Charles G. Speziale and Ronald M. C. So

Non-Newtonian Flows

Thomas F. Irvine Jr. and Massimo Capobianchi

Convective Heat Transfer

Y. S. Muzychka and M. M. Yovanovich

Exact and Approximate Solutions

Yasuhide Fukumoto and Tsutomu Kambe


Open Channel Flow

M. Hanif Chaudhry and Michael E. Barber


Ralph A. Burton

Plasma Flow

John J. Lowke and Anthony B. Murphy

Chemically Reacting Flow

David G. Lilley

Multiphase Flow

Michael L. Corradini, Chao Zhu, Liang-Shih Fan, and Rong-Her Jean


Roger E. A. Arndt

Flow in Porous Media

Massoud Kaviany

Atmospheric Flows

Donald H. Lenschow

Mesoscale Oceanic Flows

Lynn Keith Shay

Water Hammer

Jim C. P. Liou and E. Benjamin Wylie

Capillary Flows

Kang Ping Chen


Biothermal Convection and Nanofluid Bioconvection

A. V. Kuznetsov

Microsystems and Microfluidics

Clement Kleinstreuer

Computational Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Microchannels

Clement Kleinstreuer

Biofluid Flow and Heat Transfer

Marc Thiriet, Wen-Hann Sheu, and André Garon

Fluid–Structure Interactions

Satish Kumar Chimakurthi, Steve Reuss, and Wei Shyy

Flow Control

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Design Optimization and CFD

Richard W. Johnson and Mark D. Landon


Finite Difference Method

Kyran D. Mish

Finite-Volume Method

Suhas V. Patankar, Kailash C. Karki, and Kanchan M. Kelkar

Finite Element Method

A. Jerry Baker

Spectral Element Methods for Incompressible Flows

George Em Karniadakis and Ronald D. Henderson

Complex Flow Simulation via Lattice Boltzmann Method

G. Falcucci, S. Melchionna, S. Ubertini, and Sauro Succi

Direct Simulation Monte Carlo

Alina A. Alexeenko and Sergey F. Gimelshein

Panel Methods

Joe Katz

Solution Methods for the Incompressible Navier–Stokes Equations

Wei Shyy and Rajat Mittal

Convergence Acceleration

David A. Caughey

Grid Generation

Glen A. Hansen

Verification and Validation in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Christopher J. Roy and William L. Oberkampf


Basic Instruments

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Hot-Wire Anemometry

Geneviève Comte-Bellot

Laser Doppler Velocimetry

Leroy M. Fingerson and Rajan K. Menon

Particle Image Velocimetry

Barton L. Smith and Douglas R. Neal

Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer

William D. Bachalo and Subramanian V. Sankar

Flow Visualization

James P. Crowder

Uncertainty Analysis

High W. Coleman and W. Glenn Steele

Optical Diagnostics for Measurements of Species Concentrations and Temperature

T.-W. Lee

Molecular Tagging Diagnostics

Douglas Bohl

Appendix A: Mathematics of Fluid Mechanics

Charles Zemach

Appendix B: Tables of Dimensionless Numbers

Appendix C: Properties of Gases and Vapors

About the Editor

Richard W. Johnson is a retired staff member of the Idaho National Laboratory. He also taught fluid dynamics and heat transfer courses for the University of Idaho and Idaho State University, and was a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kansas. He was active in the CFD technical committee of the Fluids Engineering Division of the ASME, serving as the chair and vice-chair of the committee and helping to organize symposia. He earned his BA and MS from the University of Utah, and his PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (England).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics