Wilkes, James O.
Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers (Prentice-Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)
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**Designed for undergraduate and first-year courses in Fluid Mechanics,** this text consists of two parts—four chapters on *macroscopic* or relatively large-scale phenomena, followed by eight chapters on *microscopic* or relatively small-scale phenomena.

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An understanding of fluid mechanics is essential for the chemical engineer because the majority of chemical-processing operations are conducted either partially or totally in the fluid phase. Such knowledge is needed in the biochemical, chemical, energy, fermentation, materials, mining, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, polymer, and waste-processing industries. Written from a chemical engineering perspective, this comprehensive text covers fluid mechanics first from a macroscopic then a microscopic perspective. The first part includes physical properties, hydrostatics, and the three basic rate laws for mass, energy, and momentum, together with flow through pumps, pipes, and a wide variety of chemical engineering equipment. The second part covers:

- Differential equations of fluid mechanics.
- Viscous-flow problems.
- Irrotational and porous-medium flows.
- Nearly uni-directional flows, including those in boundary. layers, lubrication, calendering, and thin films
- Turbulence and analogies between heat and momentum transport.
- Bubble motion, two-phase flow, and fluidization.
- Introduction to the concepts of non-Newtonian fluids.
- Use of the Matlab PDE Toolbox for solving some problems in fluid mechanics.

Thorough and clearly written, Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics gives the undergraduate and first-year graduate student a comprehensive overview of this essential topic. Bridging the gap between the physicist and the practitioner, the book provides numerous real-world examples and problems of increasing detail and complexity, including several from the University of Cambridge chemical engineering examinations. It also covers all the material necessary to pass the fluid mechanics portion of the Professional Engineer's exam.

**James O. Wilkes** is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he served as department chairman and assistant dean for admissions. From 1989 to 1992, he was an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. Wilkes coauthored *Applied Numerical Methods* (Wiley, 1969) and *Digital Computing and Numerical Methods* (Wiley, 1973). He received his bachelors degree from the University of Cambridge and his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. His research interests involve numerical methods for solving a wide variety of engineering problems.

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