Best Reference Books – Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 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 Mechanics and Hydraulics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 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 Mechanics and Hydraulics" 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. “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics” by Modi P N and Seth S M

“Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of SI units in hydraulics and fluid mechanics. It starts with basic concepts that include properties of fluids, fluid pressure and its measurements, hydrostatic forces on surfaces, buoyancy and floatation etc. Then it goes on to include separate chapters on the flow of fluids such as flow through orifices and mouthpieces, flow over notches and weirs etc. The book also covers some technical topics such as impact of free jets, hydraulic turbines, reciprocating pumps, centrifugal pumps etc. In addition, it contains several questions from previous year university and competition exams that makes the book important for students preparing for engineering services, AMIE and ICS exams.

2. “A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery” by Bansal R K

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“A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery” Book Review: This book covers many important topics related to fluid mechanics and hydraulic machinery. In the beginning it describes properties of fluids, pressure and its measurement, hydrostatic forces on surfaces, buoyancy and floatation and other basic topics. Then it goes on to include separate chapters on kinematics of flow and ideal flow, dynamics of fluid flow, viscous flow , turbulent flow and flow through pipes. At last objective type questions are given for the students to test their understanding of the subject matter. The diagrams and pictures help in technical understanding of the subject. The book is useful for students preparing for competitive examinations and for those studying civil engineering at colleges.

3. “Fluid Mechanics through Problems” by R J Garde

“Fluid Mechanics through Problems” Book Review: This book introduces the readers to the important subject of fluid mechanics. The seventeen chapters of the book include topics like Fluid Properties, Dynamics, Dimensional Analysis, Kinematics, Laminar Flow, Turbulent Flow etc. The book describes properties of fluids along with their kinematics of flow with the help of topics such as fluid statics, Bernoulli’s theorem, equation of motion and momentum equation. It explains the principles of fluid mechanics in a more practical manner with the application of these principles in solving engineering problems. The topics are illustrated with diagrams and pictures to help the students understand the subject clearly. The book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying fluid mechanics in an engineering course.

4. “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines” by Dr P N Nodi and S M Seth

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“Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of SI units in hydraulics and fluid mechanics. It starts with basic concepts that include properties of fluids, fluid pressure and its measurements, hydrostatic forces on surfaces, buoyancy and floatation etc. Then it goes on to include separate chapters on the flow of fluids such as flow through orifices and mouthpieces, flow over notches and weirs etc. The book also covers some technical topics such as impact of free jets, hydraulic turbines, reciprocating pumps, centrifugal pumps etc. In addition, it contains several questions from previous year university and competition exams that makes the book important for students preparing for engineering services, AMIE and ICS exams.

5. “Fluid Mechanics: Including Hydraulic Machines” by A K Jain

“Fluid Mechanics: Including Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: This book contains a comprehensive coverage of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machinery. The seventeen chapters deal with basic concepts of fluid mechanics and other important aspects of fluids. The topics are explained with the help of illustrations, pictures, diagrams that help the students understand the subject in a practice-oriented manner. The objective type questions and questions from previous year examinations help the students prepare for university and competitive exams.

6. “Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by Sukumar Pati

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“Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: This book contains a detailed coverage of important topics in hydraulic machines. In the beginning it includes topics such as turbines, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps. Then it goes on to describe miscellaneous hydraulic machines such as hydraulic press, accumulator, intensifier, ram, lift and crane. A detailed discussion on kinematics and dynamics of Fluid Flow, laminar, turbulent and compressible flow is also included in the book. It contains 600 solved examples, 365 numerical problems along with other questions to help the students prepare for examinations and test their understanding of the subject. Theoretical explanations and mathematical derivations are included along with illustrations to make the learning easier. The book will benefit students of engineering subjects and those who wish to appear in different competitive exams.

7. “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (Schaum’s Outline Series)” by Ranald Giles and Jack Evett

“Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (Schaum’s Outline Series)” Book Review: This book covers all the important aspects of fluid mechanics. It includes 622 fully solved problems to help the readers understand the subject in a clear and concise manner. The book contains a detailed description of Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, Introduction to Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Statics and Mechanics of Materials. In addition, it contains detailed explanations of free-body analysis, vector diagrams, the principles of work and energy and impulse momentum and Newton’s laws of motion. Separate chapters on fluid statics and the flow of compressible fluids are also included. The practical examples of proofs of theorems and derivations of formulas help in a thorough understanding of the subject. The book is a useful learning source for students in engineering courses and for those appearing for competition exams.

8. “Fluid Mechanics: Hydraulics” by A K Upadhyay

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“Fluid Mechanics: Hydraulics” Book Review: This book covers many important topics related to fluid mechanics and hydraulic machinery. In the beginning it describes properties of fluids, pressure and its measurement, hydrostatic forces on surfaces, buoyancy and floatation and other basic topics. Then it goes on to include separate chapters on kinematics of flow and ideal flow, dynamics of fluid flow, viscous flow , turbulent flow and flow through pipes. At last objective type questions are given for the students to test their understanding of the subject matter. The diagrams and pictures help in technical understanding of the subject. The book is useful for students preparing for competitive examinations and for those studying civil engineering at colleges.

9. “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by Goyal M K

“Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: This book provides a detailed understanding of basic concepts and methods of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. The sixteen chapters of this book include conceptual aspects of fluid mechanics and the application based working of hydraulic machines. It comes with a set of theoretical questions and numerical problems at the end of each chapter. The summary present at the end of each chapter highlights the key points and examples help in application based understanding of fluid mechanics. The book also includes previous year questions from competition exams that help the students in preparing for these exams. It will be useful for the undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering.

10. “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines Lab Manual” by Damodara Reddy Annapureddy

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“Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines Lab Manual” Book Review: This book provides a basic knowledge of fluid mechanics and machinery. It focuses on problems involving flow of fluids in aerodynamics, force of fluid on structural surfaces and fluid transport. The aim of this lab manual is to help the students understand how to apply scientific knowledge to find solutions for problems of practical importance. The experiments are explained in a step-by-step manner with diagrams and well-labelled pictures to make the learning experience more convenient for students. The manual is designed for students in degree courses in Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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