About the Book:
This book has been documented with the aim to include those fundamentals of 'Hydraulic Machines' which are necessary at graduate level engineering courses of any University.
Basic Hydraulics is extensively used in various applications in industry, construction, mining and marine engineering. The subject is part of graduate level engineering courses in mechanical, civil, mining and marine engineering studies, worldwide. Most of the literature however is either written with a commercial objective to promote the sale of the manufactures or they are theoretically too advanced for comprehension by the graduate level engineering students. The rapid advancement in design, miniaturization, metallurgy and hydraulic fluid characteristics have stimulated the demand for an elementary book, explaining fundamentals. Readers are supposed to be familiar with the elementary fluid mechanics, and basics of gears, piston, crank and different livers. This book include those fundamentals of fluid transmission of power which are necessary at graduate mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering and marine engineering courses of any university.
About the Authors:
P. Kumar passed Ph. D. in Fluid Mechanics from Banaras Hindu University, Varansai, India in 1973. He published many papers on advanced fluid mechanics as CSIR Post Doctoral fellow. His area of research covered boundary layer control, fluid power transmission, Magneto-Hydrodynamics (MHD), aerodynamics, air-pollution dispersion modeling, atmospheric dynamics, in general and tropical storms, severe convective storms in particular. He is Professor and Head of the Department of Core Engineering and Engineering Sciences. He has been teaching graduate, post graduate and Ph.D. level courses in advance fluid mechanics, numerical analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics for more than 20 years.
He has been conferred with coveted “Bharat Jyoti Award”- meaning Light of India - by reputed India International Friendship Society (IIFS) in 2012. He was awarded the "President of India" medal in 1970 and the "Best Application Paper" award in 1993 at the National Systems Conference held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.