Best Reference Books – Fluid Dynamics

«
»
We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fluid Dynamics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fluid Dynamics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fluid Dynamics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fluid Dynamics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Hydrodynamics in Theory and Applications” by J M Robertson

“Hydrodynamics in Theory and Applications” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students completing engineering and for the people who have an inclination towards this field. It is also used as a reference book by students completing their post-graduation. The text highlights some fundamental properties of hydrodynamics and gradually goes in depth. It talks about a lot of real-time applications which are already in use in the industry or can be used. It uses a lot of diagrams and tables for better understanding of the reader. The book offers a perfect mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge which builds a strong foundation for the readers.

2. “Fundamentals of Compressible Flow” by S.M. Yahya

advertisement
“Fundamentals of Compressible Flow” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students completing their engineering in the field of aerospace. It also is referred for some fundamentals for students completing post-graduation. The text highlights on building a strong foundation for the beginners in this field by giving a lot of theoretical explanation about fundamental properties of aerospace propulsion. It is divided into chapters and every chapter is backed by numerous problem statements with detailed solutions. This all combined helps the readers to understand the text easily and can excel in the subject.

3. “The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow” by A H Shapiro

Book Review: This book explains the boundary layer phenomena in simple and non-mathematical terms. The author has also conducted research in fluid flow on the body. The author was a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. The author has also founded the national council for fluid mechanics films along with the help of educational development center. The author has written two books the dynamics and thermodynamics of compressible fluid flow. The author has also provided many other means that are used in the teaching of fluid mechanics.

advertisement
advertisement
4. “Boundary Layer Theory” by H Schlichting

“Boundary Layer Theory” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students completing engineering in this stream and is also used as a reference book by many of the teachers teaching these subjects. It is an outline of theoretical as well as practical application of various fields like flow past bodies and fluid dynamics. It is an updated version of the text by keeping a track with the era and with the modern technologies. It uses a lot of case studies to explain the practical application of any topic in real-time. It also explains the functioning of the industry and the flaws that are to be kept in mind for obtaining better results.

5. “Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications” by John D Anderson

“Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students in aerospace engineering and for the people who are already engaged in the industry. It mainly focuses on the fundamental properties of the computational fluid dynamics and also teaches the basic properties. It starts from basics of each and every topic and goes in depth for it, each topic is divided into chapters and also sub-chapters which gives the readers a chance to understand the book in a better way. The language used in the text is very easy yet very precise and scientific making it easily understandable.

advertisement
6. “An Introduction To Fluid Dynamics” by Batchelor G K

“An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students pursuing aerospace engineering and people who intend to learn about the properties of fluid dynamics. The text is very helpful for newcomers in the field. The text talks about the fundamental properties and the basics of each and every topic. Every topic is divided into a new chapter which is very useful as every chapter teaches about the topic starting from basics and teaches a lot about the properties which further help the readers when they complete their engineering.

7. “INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS” by Michael J Thompson

“Introduction to Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics” Book Review: The book is designed for a wide range of students i.e. students pursuing graduation or post-graduation in engineering. The text doesn’t ask for any prerequisites like any prior knowledge on the topic, it starts from the very basics and goes in depth gradually. The book is divided in many chapters, the prior chapters contain theoretical knowledge on the fundamental properties and the definitions and the later about the advanced theories of fluid dynamics. It also provides a lot of numericals at the end of every chapter backed by step-by-step solutions to the same.

advertisement
8. “Modern Fluid Dynamics: Basic Theory And Selected Applications in Macro- And Micro-Fluidics” by Clement Kleinstreuer

“Modern Fluid Dynamics: Basic Theory And Selected Applications in Macro- And Micro-Fluidics” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students pursuing their post-graduation in this field. It covers all the essential definitions and fundamentals about traditional and the modern technologies related to fluid dynamics. The text is divided into many chapters and each chapter provides arguments from the basics about the particular topic. The first few chapters are purely dedicated to traditional fluid dynamics and the later chapters talk about modern technology. Their key feature about the book is covering each and every boundary condition related to it.

9. “Schaum’s Outline of Fluid Dynamics” by John Brighton and Nicholas Winowich

“Schaum’s Outline of Fluid Dynamics” Book Review: The book is mainly designed for students completing their post-graduation and requires some basic fundamental prerequisites about fluid dynamics. The text is divided into many chapters and each chapter is placed logically to maintain an easy-to-learn approach. Every chapter is backed by numerous problem statements with detailed explanations for every question. It covers every topic in depth and also keeps a track with the upcoming technology in the industry.

advertisement
10. “Computational Fluid Dynamics” by Gautam Biswas

“Computational Fluid Dynamics” Book Review: This book explains the computational fluid dynamic in a simple and easy to understand manner. The logical ordering and numerous examples from real-world make it easy for readers to apprehend the concepts and apply them in real-world situations. Each chapter contains various solved and unsolved examples at the end to help the reader test their understanding of the subject. It focuses on traditional and modern concepts of fluid dynamics. The book is mainly designed for students and teachers of post-graduation and expects the reader to have basic prerequisites about fluid dynamics.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these top 10 books on Fluid Dynamics – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

We have created a collection of best reference books on "Fluid Dynamics" so that one can readily see the list of top books on "Fluid Dynamics" and buy the books either online or offline.

If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on Fluid Dynamics subject, please let us know.

Sanfoundry Global Education & Learning Series – Best Reference Books!

Participate in the Sanfoundry Certification contest to get free Certificate of Merit. Join our social networks below and stay updated with latest contests, videos, internships and jobs!
advertisement
advertisement
Manish Bhojasia - Founder & CTO at Sanfoundry
Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He is Linux Kernel Developer & SAN Architect and is passionate about competency developments in these areas. He lives in Bangalore and delivers focused training sessions to IT professionals in Linux Kernel, Linux Debugging, Linux Device Drivers, Linux Networking, Linux Storage, Advanced C Programming, SAN Storage Technologies, SCSI Internals & Storage Protocols such as iSCSI & Fiber Channel. Stay connected with him @ LinkedIn | Youtube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter