9R37. Engineering Fluid Mechanics. - WP Graebel (Dept of Mech Eng and Appl Mech, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI). Taylor & Francis Publ, New York NY. 2001. 676 pp. ISBN 1-560-32711-1. $89.95.
Reviewed by AS Paintal (Eng Dept, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 100 E Erie St, Chicago IL 60611).
This is a text for an introductory course in engineering fluid mechanics. Fluid mechanics is one of the basic courses required for an undergraduate degree in engineering. The purpose of the book is to provide basic theory as well as to develop analytical skills in the engineering students. The book helps the students to get a feel for flow patterns; pressure variations; and continuity, energy, and momentum principles.
The book is organized into 12 chapters and seven appendices. The chapters provide orderly development of the subject. Chapter 1 gives a brief...