Best Reference Books – Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

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

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1. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by Nag P K

“Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book is meant for the preparation of GATE and engineering competitive exams. It covers the various concepts of thermodynamics such as temperature and gas laws, work and heat and many more. It explains the properties of gases and mixtures. It deals with gas power cycles, vapour power cycles, refrigeration and compressors. It also discusses reactive systems and thermodynamic equilibrium. This book gives a brief on automobile IC systems and power plant engineering. It contains MCQs and reviews questions for each topic. It also includes previous year question papers of GATE.

2. “A Text Book of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by Bansal

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“A TextBook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: It explains about fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It gives a brief on properties of fluids, kinematics of flow and ideal flow. It also explains about analysis of hydraulic machines. It also explains about centrifugal pumps and reciprocating pumps. It deals with the impact of jets and jet propulsion. It includes objective type questions for practising the concepts.

3. “Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics” by Van wylen Gorden

“Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book is meant for undergraduate students. It explains classical thermodynamics and its applications. It also explains the rate of processes and the availability of thermodynamics. It discusses power and refrigeration systems. It provides examples and problems for each chapter. It includes techniques to organize, analyze and solve a problem.

4. “Thermal Engineering” by R K Rajput

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“Thermal Engineering” Book Review: This book is meant for students preparing for engineering examinations and other competitive examinations. It explains the kinetic theory of gases and basic concepts of thermodynamics. It deals with laws, properties and relations of thermodynamics. It also gives a brief on fuels and combustion and different types of engines. It contains well-explained diagrams to make the concepts easier. It includes a large number of solved examples, objective questions and unsolved questions from the exam point of view.

5. “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics” by Modi P N and Seth S M

“Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics” Book Review: This book will be useful for students preparing for engineering service, ICS examination, AIME and other competitive examinations. It covers fluid mechanics concepts such as properties of fluids, fluid pressure and its measurement. It also explains flow over notches and weirs, flow through pipes and many more concepts of fluid mechanics. It includes hydraulic turbines and their performance. It also deals with elements of hydrology, water power engineering and fluvial hydraulics. This book contains SI units, multiples choice questions, computer programs, solved examples and appendices for some important topics.

6. “Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Made easy” by Raju P Pillai and N Chitharanjan

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“Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Made easy” Book Review: This book will be useful for students pursuing Instrumentation and control, Mechanical Automobile and automation courses. Students taking the subject Engineering Thermodynamics can refer to this book to learn many concepts. Students preparing for Anna university exams can refer to this book to score better marks. This book is useful for students taking competitive exams like GATE, UPSC and many more.

7. “Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics” by B B Ghosh and Satyajit Chakrabarti

“Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics” Book Review: Learn about two disciplines using this book. It includes engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. This book is useful for engineering students as they can learn the concepts easily from this book. Learn from solved examples available in this book. This book contains some topics like entropy, the law of thermodynamics and properties of gases. It also contains the ranking cycle of steam, fluid statics, fluid kinematics and many more. Get a summary of what you have learned at the end of each chapter. Model test papers are available for practice. Get solutions to university test papers and assess yourself by solving MCQs and numerical problems.

8. “Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery” by Dixon

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“Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery” Book Review: This is a leading turbomachinery book. This book is useful for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Professional engineers in the field of aerospace, oil and gas will find this book very useful. You can study many turbomachines by reading this book. The content of this book matches how teachers teach this course which makes learning easier for students.

9. “Fluid Mechanics” by Douglas

“Fluid Mechanics” Book Review: This book is useful for civil and mechanical engineering students. Students can learn about the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics in depth by reading this book. All engineering disciplines that require fluid mechanics can use this book to learn more about it. This book contains examples to show the link between theories and practical concepts. Computer programs are present in this book to allow students to perform calculations. You can perform simple calculations using the programs. This book provides solutions to the steady-state system and unsteady flow simulation.

10. “Fundamentals of Mechanical Sciences: Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics” by Paul and Akshoy Ranjan

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“Fundamentals of Mechanical Sciences: Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics” Book Review: This book is useful for first-year undergraduate students of the West Bengal University of Technology. It contains the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. It describes theory concepts well and gives solutions to engineering problems. Many solved examples, diagrams and tables are available in this book for easy understanding of concepts. Problems are available with a hint so that students can solve them first and refer to the answer later. Students can develop their problem-solving skills by using this book to learn. MCQ questions and previous year exam questions are available in this book.

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