Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Experiments in Fluid Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-82
    2. Ronald Panton, Saeid Kheirandish, Manfred Wagner
      Pages 3-31
    3. John Foss, Ronald Panton, Alexander Yarin
      Pages 33-82
  3. Measurement of Primary Quantities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-616
    2. William Wakeham, Marc Assael, Abraham Marmur, Joël Coninck, Terry Blake, Stephanus Theron et al.
      Pages 85-177
    3. Beverley McKeon, Rolf Engler
      Pages 179-214
    4. Beverley McKeon, Geneviève Comte-Bellot, John Foss, Jerry Westerweel, Fulvio Scarano, Cameron Tropea et al.
      Pages 215-471
    5. Wolfgang Merzkirch, Yasuhiro Egami
      Pages 473-486
    6. Tomasz Kowalewski, Phillip Ligrani, Andreas Dreizler, Christof Schulz, Uwe Fey
      Pages 487-561
    7. Klaus Hufnagel, Günter Schewe
      Pages 563-616
  4. Specific Experimental Environments and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 617-1333
    2. Klaas Nijenhuis, Gareth McKinley, Stephen Spiegelberg, Howard Barnes, Nuri Aksel, Lutz Heymann et al.
      Pages 619-743
    3. Giovanni Romano, Nicholas Ouellette, Haitao Xu, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Victor Steinberg, Charles Meneveau et al.
      Pages 745-855
    4. Wolfgang Merzkirch
      Pages 857-870
    5. Joseph Klewicki, William Saric, Ivan Marusic, John Eaton
      Pages 871-907
    6. Oŭuz Uzol, Joseph Katz
      Pages 919-957
    7. Roger Arndt, Damien Kawakami, Martin Wosnik, Marc Perlin, David Admiraal, Marcelo García
      Pages 959-1042
    8. Wolf-Heinrich Hucho, Klaus Hannemann, Jan Martinez Schramm, Charles Williamson
      Pages 1043-1155
    9. Harindra Fernando, Marko Princevac, Ronald Calhoun
      Pages 1157-1178
    10. Teresa Chereskin, Bruce Howe
      Pages 1179-1217
    11. Eric Lauga, Michael Brenner, Howard Stone
      Pages 1219-1240
    12. Christof Schulz, Andreas Dreizler, Volker Ebert, Jürgen Wolfrum
      Pages 1241-1315
    13. Antonio Castellanos, Alberto Pérez
      Pages 1317-1333
  5. Analysis and Post-Processing of Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1335-1491
    2. Holger Nobach, Cameron Tropea, Laurent Cordier, Jean-Paul Bonnet, Joël Delville, Jacques Lewalle et al.
      Pages 1337-1398
    3. Holger Nobach, Cameron Tropea
      Pages 1399-1417
    4. Bernd Jähne
      Pages 1419-1436
    5. Bernd Jähne, Michael Klar, Markus Jehle
      Pages 1437-1491
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1493-1557

About this book


This Handbook consolidates authoritative and state-of-the-art information from the large number of disciplines used in experimental fluid mechanics into a readable desk reference book. It comprises four parts covering Experiments in Fluid Mechanics, Measurement of Primary Quantities, Specific Experimental Environments and Techniques, and Analyses and Post-Processing of Data.

The Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics has been prepared for physicists and engineers in research and development in universities, industry and in governmental research institutions or national laboratories. Both experimental methodology and techniques are covered fundamentally and for a wide range of application fields. A generous use of citations directs the reader to additional material on each subject.

 Key Topics

    • Experiments in fluid mechanics
    • The boundary-value problem
    • Measurement of material properties: density, surface tension, contact angle, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity, diffusion, electric and magnetic parameters of liquids and gases
    • Fundamentals of data acquisition, processing and analysis
    • Measurement systems for temperature, density, flow velocity, vorticity, Mach number, heat flux, pressure shear stress, forces and moments
    • Applications: non-Newtonian flows, turbulence, turbomachinery, aerodynamics, hydraulics, microfluidmechanics, flow visualization, atmospheric and oceanographic measurements, electrohydrodynamic systems, combustion diagnostics


    • Contains over 900 two-color illustrations.
    • Includes over 100 comprehensive tables summarizing experimental techniques and properties of materials.
    • Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
    • Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references and further reading.


Fluid Mechanics Flow Visualization Aerodynamics Hydrolics Non-Newtonian Flows

Editors and affiliations

  • Cameron Tropea
    • 1
  • Alexander L. Yarin
    • 2
  • John F. Foss
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachgebiet Strömungslehre und AerodynamikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Mechanical EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25141-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30299-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
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