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Fluid and Thermal Dynamics Answer Bank for Engineers

The Concise Guide with Formulas and Principles for Students and Professionals

by Ethirajan Rathakrishnan

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2023
Pages: 362
ISBN-10: 1599426412
ISBN-13: 9781599426419
Categories: EngineeringPhysics & ChemistryTechnology, Engineering & Transportation


This book provides the essence of aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, experimental methods, gas dynamics, high enthalpy gas dynamics, helicopter aerodynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics, describing the underlying principles of these subjects before listing the set of multiple choice questions of each subject, which will prove to be useful for engineering students to comfortably face and win in the competitive examinations for engineering studies, engineering services, civil services, doctoral Degree program entrance and so on. This book will also be of value for those facing job interviews for academic positions in universities and research organizations or laboratories.

About the Author

Ethirajan Rathakrishnan is professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He is well known internationally for his research in the area of high-speed jets. The limit for the passive control of jets, called the Rathakrishnan Limit, is his contribution to the field of jet research, and the concept of breathing blunt nose (BBN), which simultaneously reduces the positive pressure at the nose and increases the low pressure at the base is his contribution to drag reduction at hypersonic speeds. Positioning the twin-vortex Reynolds number at around 5000, by changing the geometry from cylinder, for which the maximum limit for the Reynolds number for positioning the twin vortex was found to be around 160, by von Karman, to flat plate, is his addition to vortex flow theory.