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2nd Edition

Handbook of Fluid Dynamics

Edited By

Richard W. Johnson

ISBN 9781439849552
Published April 5, 2016 by CRC Press
1580 Pages 812 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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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).


Praise for the Previous Edition

"… 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."
Pure and Applied Geophysics