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Measurement in Fluid Mechanics

Measurement in Fluid Mechanics

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  • Date Published: October 2005
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815185

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  • Measurement in Fluid Mechanics is an introductory, up-to-date, general reference in experimental fluid mechanics, describing both classical and state-of-the-art methods for flow visualization and for measuring flow rate, pressure, velocity, temperature, concentration, and wall shear stress. Particularly suitable as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses. Measurement in Fluid Mechanics is also a valuable tool for practicing engineers and applied scientists. This book is written by a single author, in a consistent and straightforward style, with plenty of clear illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and over 100 suggested exercises. Measurement in Fluid Mechanics also features extensive background materials in system response, measurement uncertainty, signal analysis, optics, fluid mechanical apparatus, and laboratory practices, which shield the reader from having to consult with a large number of primary references. Whether for instructional or reference purposes, this book is a valuable tool for the study of fluid mechanics. Stavros Tavoularis has received a Dipl. Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, an M.Sc. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. He has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa since 1980, where he has served terms as the Department Chair and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include turbulence structure, turbulent diffusion, vortical flows, aerodynamics, biofluid dynamics, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and the development of experimental methods. Professor Tavoularis is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and a recipient of the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research. Contents: Part I. General concepts: 1. Flow properties and basic principles; 2. Measuring systems; 3. Measurement uncertainty; 4. Signal conditioning, discretization, and analysis; 5. Background for optical experimentation; 6. Fluid mechanical apparatus; 7. Towards a sound experiment; Part II. Measurement techniques: 8. Measurement of flow pressure; 9. Measurement of flow rate; 10. Flow visualization techniques; 11. Measurement of local flow velocity; 12. Measurement of temperature; 13. Measurement of composition; 14. Measurement of wall shear stress; 15. Outlook.

    • Provides a consistent description of most available measurement methods
    • Contains extensive background material, no need for reader to consult with a large number of primary references
    • Homework/exam problems at the end of each chapter
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    "…Professor Tavoularis’s excellent book, … succeeds in bringing clarity and sense to the whole issue of experiments in fluid mechanics. This is a book that can be recommended to anyone working in fluid mechanics. On a basic level it provides a ready reference for the essential workings of the main experimental measurement processes that are so often referred to in the literature but which are rarely given sufficient explanation…this book can [also] be used in a much more advanced way to plan an entire experimental programme…"
    J. Fluid Mech. (2007), vol. 574, pp. 506–507.

    "Measurements in Fluid Mechanics contains a balanced mix of both theoretical and practical information.... The book also provides an unexpected, yet refreshing, mixture of fundamental electrical and electronic information as well as some background in physics...discusses methods for applying this engineering knowledge using ‘time-tested sound practices’ to produce measurement results that are both practicable and reliable."
    --Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Management 159

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815185
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Concepts:
    1. Flow properties and basic principles
    2. Measuring systems
    3. Measurement uncertainty
    4. Signal conditioning, discretization, and analysis
    5. Background for optical experimentation
    6. Fluid mechanical apparatus
    7. Towards a sound experiment
    Part II. Measurement Techniques:
    8. Measurement of flow pressure
    9. Measurement of flow rate
    10. Flow visualization techniques
    11. Measurement of local flow velocity
    12. Measurement of temperature
    13. Measurement of composition
    14. Measurement of wall shear stress
    15. Outlook.

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    Stavros Tavoularis, University of Ottawa
    Stavros Tavoularis is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa and has served as Department Chair and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include turbulence structure and diffusion, vortical flows, aerodynamics, biofluid dynamics, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and experimental methods. Professor Tavoularis is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, as well as the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He is a recipient of the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research.

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