Fluid Mechanics An Intermediate Approach addresses the problems facing engineers today by taking on practical, rather than theoretical problems Instead of following an approach that focuses on mathematics first, this book allows you to develop an intuitive physical understanding of various fluid flows, including internal compressible flows with simultaneous area change, friction, heat transfer, and rotation Drawing on overyears of industry and teaching experience, the author emphasizes physics based analyses and quantitative predictions needed in the state of the art thermofluids research and industrial design applications Numerous worked out examples and illustrations are used in the book to demonstrate various problem solving techniquesThe book covers compressible flow with rotation, Fanno flows, Rayleigh flows, isothermal flows, normal shocks, and oblique shocks Bernoulli, Euler, and Navier Stokes equations boundary layers and flow separationIncludes two value added chapters on special topics that reflect the state of the art in design applications of fluid mechanicsContains a value added chapter on incompressible and compressible flow network modeling and robust solution methods not found in any leading book in fluid mechanicsGives an overview of CFD technology and turbulence modeling without its comprehensive mathematical detailsProvides an exceptional review and reinforcement of the physics based understanding of incompressible and compressible flows with many worked out examples and problems from real world fluids engineering applicationsFluid Mechanics An Intermediate Approach uniquely aids in the intuitive understanding of various fluid flows for their physics based analyses and quantitative predictions needed in the state of the art thermofluids research and industrial design applications