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Bernard Publishes New Book, Fluid Dynamics

Bernard Publishes New Book, Fluid Dynamics


Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Bernard has authored a new book, Fluid Dynamics, published by Cambridge University Press. Fluid Dynamics presents a focused account of the principal physical and mathematical ideas at the heart of fluid dynamics. The planned publication release is May 2015.

Bernard has 35 years of experience in teaching graduate level fluid mechanics in the University of Maryland Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition to publishing many research articles on the physics and computation of turbulent flows, he coauthored the highly regarded volume Turbulent Flow: Analysis, Measurement and Prediction the Journal of Fluid Mechanics hailed as 'probably the best [text] for classroom use or private study'.

According to the Fluid Dynamics publication description, “The book includes a detailed derivation of the Navier-Stokes and energy equations, followed by many examples of their use in studying the dynamics of fluid flows. Modern tensor analysis is used to simplify the mathematical derivations, thus allowing a clearer view of the physics. Peter Bernard also covers the motivation behind many fundamental concepts such as Bernoulli's equation and the stream function. Many exercises are designed with a view toward using MATLAB or its equivalent to simplify and extend the analysis of fluid motion including developing flow simulations based on techniques described in the book.”

Bernard received his B.E. (M.E.) from the City College of Cuny (1972), and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1973 and 1977, respectively. He is a Fellow in the American Physical Society (APS) and an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Bernard’s research interests include simulation of turbulent flows, vortex methods and turbulence structure and theory.

For more information on Bernard, please visit his faculty webpage.

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