Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition

Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition,Pijush Kundu,Ira Cohen,David Dowling,ISBN9780124059351

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A gold standard for teaching fluid mechanics, revised and invigorated with more cohesive flow of topics, inclusion of approximate and engineering techniques, and new real-world problems and examples

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  • Over 100 new examples designed to illustrate the application of the various concepts and equations featured in the text.
  • A completely new chapter on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) authored by Prof. Gretar Tryggvason of the University of Notre Dame. This new CFD chapter includes sample MatlabTM codes and 20 exercises.
  • New material on elementary kinetic theory, non-Newtonian constitutive relationships, internal and external rough-wall turbulent flows, Reynolds-stress closure models, acoustic source terms, and unsteady one-dimensional gas dynamics.
  • Plus 110 new exercises and nearly 100 new figures.


The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compressible flow and such diverse applications as aerodynamics and geophysical fluid mechanics. Its broad and deep coverage is ideal for both a first or second course in fluid dynamics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and is well-suited to the needs of modern scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others seeking fluid mechanics knowledge.


Senior undergraduate/graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, chemical and biomedical engineering; Senior undergraduate/graduate students in physics, chemistry, meteorology, geophysics, and applied mathematics

Pijush Kundu

Affiliations and Expertise

Nova University, U.S.A.(deceased)

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Ira Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (deceased)

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David Dowling


While in college, David R. Dowling held summer positions at Hughes Aircraft Co. and the Los Angeles Air Force Station. He completed his doctorate in 1988 at Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and moved north to Seattle to accomodate his wife's career in medicine. While there, he worked for a year in the laser technology group at Boeing Aerospace, and then for almost three years as a post-doc at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington. In 1992, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan. Prof. Dowling is currently conducting research in acoustics and fluid mechanics. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Physical Society. He is a US citizen. Positions at the University of Michigan : Professor, Sept 2005 to Present Associate Professor, Sept 1999 thru August 2005 Assistant Professor, Sept 1992 thru August 1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, July 1992 thru August 1992

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition

1. Introduction
2.Cartesian Tensors
3. Kinematics
4.Conservation Laws
5. Vorticity Dynamics
6. Computational Fluid Dynamics
7. Ideal Flow
8. Gravity Waves
9. Laminar Flow
10. Boundary Layers and Related Topics
11. Instability
12. Turbulence
13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
14. Aerodynamics
15. Compressible Flow
16. Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics (online only)
A. Conversion Factors, Constants, Fluid Properties
B. Mathematical Tools and Resources
C. Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics
D. Visual Resources

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"Fluid mechanics,...is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Revised and updated...this book…is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level."--Zentralblatt MATH, 1302.76001_15


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