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V. Babu - Author

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Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

Author: V. Babu Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

This book deals with all the concepts in first level Thermodynamics course. Numerous examples are given with the objective of illustrating how the concepts are used for the thermodynamic analysis of devices. Please note: T&F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Fundamentals of Incompressible Flow

Fundamentals of Incompressible Flow

Author: V. Babu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

This book takes a novel approach to incompressible flow by first elucidating concepts such as viscosity and Reynolds number. The author derives incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and discusses the mathematical nature of their solutions. In this context, he introduces the notion of outer and inner singular perturbation solutions and then deals with the inviscid (outer) solutions, also deriving boundary layer (inner) solutions. The book also explores separation of the boundary layer, its consequences, and drag. It also covers parallel and creeping analytical solutions and discusses the nature and importance of turbulent flows in the context of internal and external flows, respectively.

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

Author: V. Babu Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2014

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition isa comprehensively updated new edition and now includes a chapter on the gas dynamics of steam. It covers the fundamental concepts and governing equations of different flows, and includes end of chapter exercises based on the practical applications. A number of useful tables on the thermodynamic properties of steam are also included. Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition begins with an introduction to compressible and incompressible flows before covering the fundamentals of one dimensional flows and normal shock waves. Flows with heat addition and friction are then covered, and quasi one dimensional flows and oblique shock waves are discussed. Finally the prandtl meyer flow and the flow of steam through nozzles are considered.

Fundamentals of Incompressible Flow

Fundamentals of Incompressible Flow

Author: V. Babu Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This book takes a novel approach to incompressible flow by first elucidating concepts such as viscosity and Reynolds number. The author derives incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and discusses the mathematical nature of their solutions. In this context, he introduces the notion of outer and inner singular perturbation solutions and then deals with the inviscid (outer) solutions, also deriving boundary layer (inner) solutions. The book also explores separation of the boundary layer, its consequences, and drag. It also covers parallel and creeping analytical solutions and discusses the nature and importance of turbulent flows in the context of internal and external flows, respectively.

Aircraft Propulsion

Aircraft Propulsion

Author: V. Babu Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2009

This book focuses on fundamental concepts in propulsion-particularly gas dynamics, turbomachinery and combustion-and theoretical and practical design aspects of aircraft engines and thermodynamic aspects and analysis. Its pedagogical format enables readers to learn concepts and problem solving and analysis techniques and then use worked examples to understand their application to practical situations in propulsion. Some exercises use thrust calculations based exclusively on military and commercial aircraft engines. The book also introduces advanced concepts on ramjets and scramjets to facilitate advanced studies in propulsion. Written for undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering, this book is also useful for scientists and engineers working in aerospace propulsion and gas dynamics.

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

Author: V. Babu Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2008

Unique in its emphasis of both the mathematical and physical aspects of compressible flows, this book presents its subject matter in an increasing order of complexity, starting from simple one-dimensional flows through quasi one-dimensional flows to oblique shocks and Prandtl Meyer flow. This treatment interweaves mathematical development of the concepts and physical insights. Worked examples and exercise problems have been drawn from practical applications in propulsion and gas dynamics. These are comprehensive and are formulated to test the understanding of the subject matter, thus serving as a self-check for the reader.