I'm looking for a good reference book on the topic of fluid dynamics/hydraulics systems engineering.

I'd like a reference for simlpe/estimate calculations on things like major losses (pipes), minor losses (bends, orifices, expansions, contractions, etc). The media that I most frequently work with are water, glycol, hydrogen and air.

I know that CFD and exact value calculations can be quite cumbersome in fluid dynamics, and that is why I am looking for an engineering reference book for estimate calculations that can help simplify the calculations when I need to make system design estimates (>100 different calculations).

Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

  • $\begingroup$ Mannesman Rexroth Sigma do a series of 6 - notxsure if they are for salevto general public but you can ask - superb books $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Mar 9 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ Crane Technical Paper 410 will probably work well for what you're looking for. $\endgroup$ – J. Ari Mar 9 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ Handbook of Hydraulic Resistance by I.E. Idelchik. This is a reference manual of loss coefficients/discharge coefficients for numerous types of flow geometries. Most complete resource I have found thus far. $\endgroup$ – mechcad Mar 11 at 17:36

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