New Book Release: Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids

Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids, Second Edition

Ethirajan Rathakrishnan Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur, India

This title is primarily focused on essentials required for experimentation in fluids, explaining basic principles, and addressing the tools and methods needed for advanced experimentation. It also provides insight into the vital topics and issues associated with the devices and instruments used for fluid mechanics and gas dynamics experiments. The second edition adds exercise problems with answers, along with PIV systems of flow visualization, water flow channel for flow visualization, and pictures with Schlieren and shadowgraph—from which possible quantitative information can be extracted. Ancillary materials include detailed solutions manual and lecture slides for the instructors.


  • Detailed discussions on design of high-speed and low-speed wind tunnels, instrumentation, and modern data acquisition

  • Exclusive title on wind tunnel, covering the design and use of low-speed, high-speed, hypersonic and special purpose tunnels

  • Decription on uncertainity analysis beginning with the definition of uncertainty leading to determination of uncertainty associated with any specific measurement

  • Well-documented fluid experimentation methods

  • Includes more examples, excercise problems, lecture slides, and solutions manual


Need and Objective of Experimental Study. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. Wind Tunnels. Flow Visualisation. Hot-Wire Anemometry. Analogue Methods. Pressure Measurement Techniques. Velocity Measurement. Temperature Measurement. Measurement of Wall Shear Stress. Mass and Volume Flow Measurements. Special flows. Data Acquisition and Processing. Uncertainty.


November 2016, 586 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-4987-8485-6

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