Potential Flows of Viscous and Viscoelastic Liquids (BOK)

Daniel Joseph, Toshio Funada, Wang Jing

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This book illustrates how potential flows enter into the general theory of motions of viscous and viscoelastic fluids. Traditionally, the theory of potential flow is presented as a subject called 'potential flow of an inviscid fluid'; when the fluid is incompressible these fluids are, curiously, said to be 'perfect' or 'ideal'. This type of presentation is widespread; it can be found in every book on fluid mechanics, but it is flawed. It is never necessary and typically not useful to put the viscosity of fluids in potential (irrotational) flow to zero. The dimensionless description of potential flows of fluids with a nonzero viscosity depends on the Reynolds number, and the theory of potential flow of an inviscid fluid can be said to rise as the Reynolds number tends to infinity. The theory given here can be described as the theory of potential flows at finite and even small Reynolds numbers.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Daniel Joseph, Toshio Funada, Wang Jing
ISBN 9780521873376
Antall sider 516 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 1340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Mechanical engineering, Aerospace & aviation technology, Mechanics of fluids