Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems

Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems

Fluid Mechanics

Sayavur Bakhtiyarov


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Fluid Mechanics is the study of liquid or gas behavior in motion or at rest. It is one of the fundamental branches of Engineering Mechanics, which is important to educate professional engineers of any major. Many of the engineering disciplines apply Fluid Mechanics principles and concepts. In order to absorb the materials of Fluid Mechanics, it is not enough just to consume theoretical laws and theorems. A student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a supplement to the Fluid Mechanics course in learning and applying the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of Fluid Mechanics: Hydrostatics, Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flow and Gas Dynamics (Compressible Fluid Flow). This book contains practical problems in Fluid Mechanics, which are a complement to Fluid Mechanics textbooks. The book is the product of material covered in many classes over a period of four decades at several universities. It consists of 18 sets of problems where students are introduced to various topics of the Fluid Mechanics. Each set involves 30 problems, which can be assigned as individual homework as well as test/exam problems. The solution of a similar problem for each set is provided. The sequence of the topics and some of the problems were adopted from Fluid Mechanics by R. C. Hibbeler, 2nd edition, 2018, Pearson.


Sayavur Bakhtiyarov:
Dr. Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov is a Professor at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM, USA) and a Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Bakhtiyarov obtained his Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1978, and in 1992 a D.Sc. from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. His areas of expertise are: multiphase flows, nanotechnology, nonlinear fluid mechanics, tribology, rheology, and self-healing composites. Dr. Bakhtiyarov taught engineering courses over four decades in several countries (Azerbaijan, Russia, China, UK, Turkey, U.S.). Dr. Bakhtiyarov authored 350+ scientific publications in refereed scholarly journals, books, international conferences and symposia proceedings, and 14 patents. Dr. Bakhtiyarov was elected as a foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and International Ecoenergy Academy. He served as a Program director of US DOE and NASA research projects, INSRP US DOD coordinator for NASAs Mars Science Lab mission. Dr. Bakhtiyarov is a lead organizer of the ASME annual symposia and forums, Editor in Chief of two international journals, Mechanics and Solids (IJM&S) and Manufacturing Science and Technology (IJMS&T), and an Editorial Board Member of i-managers Journal on Engineering and Technology (IJET), Mathematics Applied in Science and Technology (MAST), International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids (IJDF), and Far-East Journal of Mathematics (FEJM).