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Valter Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

A pioneering researcher in Computational Fluid Dynamics, with over 100 scientific works and author of one book in Computational Fluid Dynamics. In the last 5 years, Dr. Silva gained the FCT grant and has been heading and co-heading several national and international projects. He has been leading several international cooperation projects with recognized institutions such as MIT, the University of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Texas at Austin, and UNESP.


João Cardoso

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon


Pascal's Law Pressure Management Floating Bodies Hydrostatic Equilibrium Resultant Forces Capillarity Molecular Forces Pressure Sensor the Vapor Pressure Curve Water Levels Lock Drain Traps in the Sewer Centre of Gravity

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As early as in the third century BC, Archimedes of Syracuse discovered the fundamental relationship of hydrostatics known since as Archimedes’ Principle. Such principle states that any object partly or completely immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. Hydrostatics is the study of fluids at rest and brings multiple contributions to different science fields and applications: hydraulics with particular relevance for the engineering of equipment for storing, transporting, and using fluids; geophysics and astrophysics to understand plate tectonics and the anomalies of the Earth's gravitational field; medicine with valuable inputs to understand blood pressure and many other fields.

This book intends to cover the principles of several topics from the field of hydrostatics (hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, capillarity/adhesion) while providing a platform to engineers, students, and other professional to report their fundamental work on the topic as well as disseminate new angles as Hydrostatics is shaping our world.

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Date completed: September 14th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 12th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 11th 2021

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Review results due: March 1st 2022

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Expected publication date: April 30th 2022

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About the editor

Valter Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Valter Silva is a senior researcher in the area of environment and energy at the Portuguese Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest & Fire Management and Senior Collaborator Researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2004, obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same university in 2009, and his degree as Specialist in Numerical Simulation (combustion and fluid dynamics) at Technical University of Madrid and Ansys, Inc., in 2017. Since 2012, he has led a research team devoted to the application of experimental and numerical solutions on the environment and energy topics (gasification, combustion, fuel cells, techno-economic analysis, LCA, CFD, and optimization). In the last five years, he coordinated national and international projects with leading universities across the world (e.g., MIT and Carnegie Mellon) raising approximately $2.5 million in funds. He has supervised more than thirty students (postdoc, Ph.D., master, and diploma students). He has participated in more than twenty-five national and international projects in energy and environment and has authored two books, eleven book chapters, and more than sixty papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

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