Chapter 4. Some Fluid Mechanics

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch4

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (2009) Some Fluid Mechanics, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • dimensional analysis;
  • Doppler anemometry;
  • linear elastic solids;
  • Stokes' law;
  • Bernoulli's theorem;
  • boundary layer;
  • Reynolds stress;
  • flow separation;
  • logarithmic velocity law;
  • kinematic viscosity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction: the mechanics of natural substances

  • Settling of grains in a fluid

  • Flow down an inclined plane

  • Turbulent flow

  • Further reading

  • References