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Author Katz, Joseph, 1947- author

Title Automotive aerodynamics / Joseph Katz
Published Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2016
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Contents And Definition of Aerodynamics 122 4.1 Introduction 122 4.2 Dimensional Analysis of the Fluid Dynamic Equations 123 4.3 The Process of Simplifying the Governing Equations 126 4.4 Similarity of Flows 127 4.5 High Reynolds Number Flow and Aerodynamics 129 4.6 High Reynolds Number Flows and Turbulence 133 4.7 Summary and Conclusions 136 References 136 Problems 136 5 The Laminar Boundary Layer 141 5.1 Introduction 141 5.2 Two-Dimensional Laminar Boundary Layer Model - The Integral Approach 143 5.3 Solutions using the von Kármán Integral Equation 147 5.4 Summary and Practical Conclusions 156 5.5 Effect of Pressure Gradient 161 5.6 Advanced Topics: The Two-Dimensional Laminar Boundary Layer Equations 164 5.6.1 Summary of the Exact Blasius Solution for the Laminar Boundary Layer 167 5.7 Concluding Remarks 169 References 170 Problems
Introduction 339 9.2 The Viscous Incompressible Flow Equations (Steady State) 340 9.3 Laminar Flow between Two Infinite Parallel Plates: The Couette Flow 340 9.3.1 Flow with a Moving Upper Surface 342 9.3.2 Flow between Two Infinite Parallel Plates: The Results 343 9.3.3 Flow between Two Infinite Parallel Plates - The Poiseuille Flow 347 9.3.4 The Hydrodynamic Bearing (Reynolds Lubrication Theory) 351 9.4 Flow in Circular Pipes (The Hagen-Poiseuille Flow) 359 9.5 Fully Developed Laminar Flow between Two Concentric Circular Pipes 364 9.6 Laminar Flow between Two Concentric, Rotating Circular Cylinders 366 9.7 Flow in Pipes: Darcy's Formula 370 9.8 The Reynolds Dye Experiment,
Summary Automotive aerodynamics Joseph Katz, San Diego State University, USA The automobile is an icon of modern technology because it includes most aspects of modern engineering, and it offers an exciting approach to engineering education. Of course there are many existing books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics but the majority of these are too long, focussed on aerospace and don't adequately cover the basics. Therefore, there is room and a need for a concise, introductory textbook in this area. Automotive aerodynamics fulfils this need and is an introductory textbook intended as a first course in the complex field of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering students. It introduces basic concepts and fluid properties, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of automotive aerodynamics are included and the principles of computational fluid dynamics are introduced. This text also includes topics such as aeroacoustics and heat transfer which are important to engineering students and are closely related to the main topic of aero/fluid mechanics. This textbook contains complex mathematics, which not only serve as the foundation for future studies but also provide a road map for the present text. As the chapters evolve, focus is placed on more applicable examples, which can be solved in class using elementary algebra. The approach taken is designed to make the mathematics more approachable and easier to understand. Key features: - Concise textbook which provides an introduction to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automotive applications - Written by a leading author in the field who has experience working with motor sports teams in industry - Explains basic concepts and equations before progressing to cover more advanced topics - Covers internal and external flows for automotive applications - Covers emerging areas of aeroacoustics and heat transfer Automotive aerodynamics is a must-have textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in automotive and mechanical engineering, and is also a concise reference for engineers in industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Automobiles -- Aerodynamics -- Textbooks.
Fluid dynamics -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1119185742 (electronic bk.)
9781119185741 (electronic bk.)