Introduction to the Study of Fluid Motion


The first in a widely used series of films on fluid mechanics, produced at IIHR under the direction of Hunter Rouse.

This introductory program, designed to orient engineering students, shows examples of flow phenomena from a host of everyday experiences. Empirical solutions by means of scale models are illustrated. The significance of the Euler, Froude, Reynolds, and Mach numbers as similitude parameters is illustrated.

Dr. Hunter Rouse served as Director of IIHR from 1944 to 1966. During this time, he was instrumental in strengthening IIHRs fundamental research emphasis and in developing teaching programs for hydraulic engineers. Through his writings, research, and global travels, he established IIHR as an internationally acclaimed innovative research and teaching laboratory.

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