By G. Hauke

This booklet offers the principles of fluid mechanics and shipping phenomena in a concise approach. it's compatible as an creation to the topic because it comprises many examples, proposed difficulties and a bankruptcy for self-evaluation.

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3. Du No¨ uy balance to measure surface tension. 4 Fluid Statics Fluid statics is the part of fluid mechanics that deals with fluids when there is no relative motion between the fluid particles. Typically this includes two situations: when the fluid is at rest and when it moves like a rigid solid. This chapter will show how to calculate the pressure field in fluids at rest and how to calculate the interaction forces between the fluid and submerged surfaces. 1 The Fundamental Equation of Fluid Statics Let us take an arbitrary fluid volume V , with surface S.

The fundamental idea is that to calculate f s in any plane, the stresses acting on three perpendicular planes are necessary. That is, we need 3 planes× 3 forces = 9 data per point. These stresses are gathered in the stress tensor. 1 (Stress tensor). 2 (Components of the stress tensor). The component τij of the stress tensor is the stress that acts on the plane perpendicular to the axis i and in the direction of the axis j for foreground faces and in the opposite direction for background faces. z y x Fig.

Fig. 8. The plume of a chimney is a streakline. Streamlines indicate the velocity direction. They can be visualized by implanting little flags inside the fluid and observing their orientation. The streamlines can be obtained by drawing lines tangent to the flags. They are a rather mathematical object. The trajectory is the path followed by a fluid particle. For example, the braking marks on a road indicate the position that a tire has been occupying while the wheel was being dragged. They depict, therefore, the trajectory of the tire.

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