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Introduction

  • Hongqing Song
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Abstract

Fluid mechanics is a discipline which focuses on the fluid equilibrium and its movement. It has great significance on our daily lives. In this chapter, we will first introduce the developing trends and research methods of fluid mechanics. Then we will give definitions of continuum model for fluids. Finally, we will discuss major properties of fluid, such as specific weight, viscosity, compressibility and so on.

Keywords

Specific weight Viscosity Compressibility Expansibility Surface tension 

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© Metallurgical Industry Press, Beijing and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and Resource EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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