By Leonardo Di G. Sigalotti, Jaime Klapp, Eloy Sira
The booklet provides a suite of chosen papers from the I Workshop of the Venezuelan Society of Fluid Mechanics hung on Margarita Island, Venezuela from November four to nine, 2012. Written by means of specialists of their respective fields, the contributions are equipped into 5 elements: - half I Invited Lectures, along with full-length technical papers on either computational and experimental fluid mechanics overlaying a variety of themes from drops to multiphase and granular flows to astrophysical flows, - half II Drops, debris and Waves - half III Multiphase and Multicomponent Flows - half IV Atmospheric and Granular Flows - and half V Turbulent and Astrophysical Flows. The publication is meant for upper-level undergraduate and graduate scholars in addition to for physicists, chemists and engineers educating and dealing within the box of fluid mechanics and its purposes. The contributions are the results of fresh advances in theoretical and experimental learn in fluid mechanics, encompassing either basics in addition to functions to fluid engineering layout, together with pipelines, generators, circulation separators, hydraulic structures and organic fluid components, and to granular, environmental and astrophysical flows.
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Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics with Applications to Physics, Engineering and the Environment by Leonardo Di G. Sigalotti, Jaime Klapp, Eloy Sira