This book is being used at:
Griffith University, RMIT, Swinburne University, University of Tasmania
Written by dedicated educators who are also real-life engineers with a passion for the discipline, the twelfth edition of Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Elger et al.) carefully guides you from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications, and guides students from theory to application, emphasising critical thinking, problem solving, estimation, and other vital engineering skills. Clear, accessible writing puts the focus on essential concepts, while abundant illustrations, charts, diagrams, and examples illustrate complex topics and highlight the physical reality of fluid dynamics applications. Over 1,000 chapter problems provide the “deliberate practice”—with feedback—that leads to material mastery, and discussion of real-world applications provides a frame of reference that enhances student comprehension.
The study of fluid mechanics pulls from chemistry, physics, statics, and calculus to describe the behavior of liquid matter; as a strong foundation in these concepts is essential across a variety of engineering fields, this text likewise pulls from civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and more to provide a broadly relevant, immediately practicable knowledge base. Written by a team of educators who are also practicing engineers, this book merges effective pedagogy with professional perspective to help today’s students become tomorrow’s skillful engineers.
New to this edition include critical thinking sections that have been revised to align with the nomenclature used by textbooks on critical thinking, homework solutions that are presented in a new, easier to comprehend format, and an additional 300+ homework problems that provide further critical thinking exercises.