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2.3 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
This is an intentionally compact textbook or set of notes for a module addressing basic Fluid Mechanics for incompressible fluids within the context of Applied Energy Systems. Rather than attempting to cover Fluid Mechanics in a very broad and general way, two practical areas are selected in the use of fluids: hydrostatic power transmission systems and the flow of fluids through pipes and fittings. This allows the two areas to be presented in some detail, but also allows them to be sample application areas that would enable learners to put the principles of fluid mechanics into context, while developing their knowledge and understanding. Thus learners are prepared for applying the same and similar principles to a much broader range of practical applications in the future.
McGovern, J.: Applied Energy Systems: Hydrostatic Fluid Power Transmission and Flow in Pipes.