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Is there a book(source) wich describes fluid mechanics from n-s equations?

  1. Sep 6, 2010 #1
    ¿Is there a book(source) wich describes fluid mechanics from n-s equations?

    I mean that when i start to read a book on fluid mechanics I can see particular cases of compresible, incompresible, viscous... with easier equations than the navier stokes, but it is very confusing to me because I don't see a general picture of the situation.

    I search for a book that begins with navier stokes equations and then, using the corresponding approximations, explains the particular cases, using deductive reasoning, non inductive.

    ¿Where can I find this?. A general picture of fluid mechanics would help a lot.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Re: ¿Is there a book(source) wich describes fluid mechanics from n-s equations?

    The NS system of equations is nothing more than conservation of momentum (or F= dp/dt).

    Any decent book on continuum mechanics will have a good discussion; Dover has a book by Spencer, there are also books by Lai and Malvern. Get thee to your library and see what's there.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 #3
    Re: ¿Is there a book(source) wich describes fluid mechanics from n-s equations?

    Thanks for the answer Andy Resnick, I have found the book of Lai "Introduction to continuum mechanics" for free on the net, I will study it very carefully, I have a thorn to this topic.
     
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