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Fundamentals of Compressible Fluid Mechanics By Genick Bar Meir PDF Download

This book, Fundamentals of Compressible Flow, describes the fundamentals of compressible flow phenomena for engineers and others. This book is designed to replace the book(s) or instructor’s notes for the compressible flow in (mostly) undergraduate classes for engineering/science students. It is hoped that the book could be used as a reference book for people who have at least some knowledge of the basics of fundamental fluid mechanics, and basic science such as calculus, physics, etc. It is hoped that the computer program enclosed in the book will take on a life of its own and develop into an open content or source project.

The structure of this book is such that many of the chapters could be usable independently. For example, if you need information about, say, Fanno flow, you can read just chapter 10. I hope this makes the book easier to use as a reference manual. However, this manuscript is first and foremost a textbook, and secondly a reference manual only as a lucky coincidence.

I have tried to describe why the theories are the way they are, rather than just listing “seven easy steps” for each task. This means that a lot of information is presented which is not necessary for everyone. These explanations have been marked as such and can be skipped.16 Reading everything will, naturally, increase your understanding of the fundamentals of compressible fluid flow.

This book is written and maintained on a volunteer basis. Like all volunteer work, there is a limit on how much effort I was able to put into the book and its organization. 

I have left some issues which have unsatisfactory explanations in the book, marked with a Mata mark. I hope to improve or to add to these areas in the near future. Furthermore, I hope that many others will participate of this project and will contribute to this book (even small contributions such as providing examples or editing mistakes are needed).


Naturally, this book contains material that never was published before. This material never went through a peer review. While peer review and publication in a professional publication is excellent idea in theory. In practice, this process leaves a large room to blockage of novel ideas and plagiarism. 

The symbol META was added to provide typographical conventions to blurb as needed. This is mostly for the author’s purposes and also for your amusement. There are also notes in the margin, but those are solely for the author’s purposes, ignore them please. They will be removed gradually as the version number advances.

Fundamentals of Compressible Fluid Mechanics By Genick Bar Meir

Table Of Contents:
1 Introduction
2 Review of Thermodynamics
3 Basic of Fluid Mechanics 
4 Speed of Sound 
5 Isentropic Flow
7 Normal Shock in Variable Duct Areas 
8 Nozzle Flow With External Forces 
9 Isothermal Flow 
10 Fanno Flow 
11 Rayleigh Flow
12 Evacuating SemiRigid Chambers 
13 Evacuating under External Volume Control 
14 Oblique Shock 
15 Prandtl-Meyer Function 
A Computer Program
B Oblique Shock History

Book Details:
⏩Author: Genick Bar Meir
Language: English
Size: 5.03 MB
Pages: 466
Format: PDF

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