Description - Advanced Transport Phenomena by L. Gary Leal
Advanced Transport Phenomena is ideal as a graduate textbook. It contains a detailed discussion of modern analytic methods for the solution of fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer problems, focusing on approximations based on scaling and asymptotic methods, beginning with the derivation of basic equations and boundary conditions and concluding with linear stability theory. Also covered are unidirectional flows, lubrication and thin-film theory, creeping flows, boundary layer theory, and convective heat and mass transport at high and low Reynolds numbers. The emphasis is on basic physics, scaling and nondimensionalization, and approximations that can be used to obtain solutions that are due either to geometric simplifications, or large or small values of dimensionless parameters. The author emphasizes setting up problems and extracting as much information as possible short of obtaining detailed solutions of differential equations. The book also focuses on the solutions of representative problems. This reflects the book's goal of teaching readers to think about the solution of transport problems.
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Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - L. Gary Leal
Gary Leal is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He also holds positions in the Materials Deptartment and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has taught at UCSB since 1989. Prior to that, from 1970-1989 he taught in the chemical engineering department at Caltech. His current research interests are focused on fluid mechanics problems for complex fluids, as well as the dynamics of bubbles and drops in flow, coalescence, thin film stability and related problems in rheology. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987, and his research and teaching have been recognized by a number of awards including the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Allan Colburn and Warren Walker Awards of the AIChE, the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, and the Fluid Dynamics Prize of the American Physical Society. Since 1995, Professor Leal has been one of the two editors of the AIP journal, Physics of Fluids, and he has also served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, and the Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering.