Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Laminar Flow Theory
P. A. Lagerstrom

Paperback | 1996 | $78.50 / £55.00 | ISBN: 9780691025988
288 pp. | 6 x 9 | 25 figures, 3 tables
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews | Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:
 

Fluid mechanics is one of the greatest accomplishments of classical physics. The Navier-Stokes equations, first derived in the eighteenth century, serve as an accurate mathematical model with which to describe the flow of a broad class of real fluids. Not only is the subject of interest to mathematicians and physicists, but it is also indispensable to mechanical, aeronautical, and chemical engineers, who have to apply the equations to real-world examples, such as the flow of air around an aircraft wing or the motion of liquid droplets in a suspension. In this book, which first appeared in a comprehensive collection of essays entitled The Theory of Laminar Flows (Princeton, 1964), P. A. Lagerstrom imparts the essential theoretical framework of laminar flows to the reader. A concise and elegant description, Lagerstrom's work remains a model piece of writing and has much to offer today's reader seeking an introduction to the flow of nonturbulent fluids.

Beginning with the conservation laws that result in the equation of continuity, the Navier-Stokes equation, and the energy transport equation, Lagerstrom moves on to consider viscous waves, low Reynolds-number approximations such as Stokes flow and the Oseen equations, and then high Reynolds-number approximations that are used to describe boundary layers, jets, and wakes. Finally, he examines some compressibility effects, such as those that occur in the laminar boundary layer around a flat plate, both with and without a pressure gradient.

Review:

"Laminar Flow Theory is a milestone in the fluid mechanics literature because it introduces a new viewpoint into theoretical fluid mechanics. . . . this small book should be in the library of every serious scholar of fluid mechanics."--AIAA Journal

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface
Ch. 1The Navier-Stokes Equations for a Viscous Heat-Conducting Compressible Fluid3
Ch. 2Review of Viscous Incompressible Fluids45
Ch. 3Introductory Discussion of the Navier-Stokes Equations for a Compressible Fluid150
Ch. 4Laminar Boundary Layers in Compressible Fluids191
Cited References265

Subject Areas:

VISIT OUR MATH WEBSITE

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $78.50 ISBN: 9780691025988

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

    Paperback: £55.00 ISBN: 9780691025988

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 9/23/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
MATH SITE
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: