An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method
Basic introduction to computational fluid dynamics, using the finite volume method.
Format: Paperback, English, 257 pages
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There are written a lot of books to this theme, that promise you to be an introduction and afterwards disappoint. But not this book. It is really that what it promise. The leading differential equations are developped step by step in a comprehensive way. So an engineer with standard mathematic background can follow the different steps. Only in the derivation of the turbulence models I miss some steps (but the author as well says which steps are to made to come to the final formula). The reader can suppose why the author is less detailed in the derivation of the "k" and "epsilon" transport equations, because it would go over the frame of this book.
What I appreciate most are the combination of theory and practice. Somewhat pale differential formula become alive by examples and there detailed solution.
So again, this book is a must, for everyone who is interested of more background on what is behind a CFD-program.
This is not a high level book: it works through the basics and points to references for further research. It is readable to anyone with a engineering background, and the Chapter on turbulence provides a grounding without overwhelming. The book is aimed at users of the main commerical codes ( and IMHO should probably be recommended by the code vendors), but it can also be used in conjunction with any Finite Volume code.
In summary this book is exactly what it says on the cover, and I'd recommend it to anyone who needs an introduction.
Table of Contents
|2||Conservation Laws of Fluid Motion and Boundary Conditions||10|
|3||Turbulence and its Modelling||41|
|4||The Finite Volume Method for Diffusion Problems||85|
|5||The Finite Volume Method for Convection-Diffusion Problems||103|
|6||Solution Algorithms for Pressure-Velocity Coupling in Steady Flows||135|
|7||Solution of Discretised Equations||156|
|8||The Finite Volume Method for Unsteady Flows||168|
|9||Implementation of Boundary Conditions||192|
|10||Advanced Topics and Applications||210|
|Appendix A Accuracy of a Flow Simulation||240|
|Appendix B Non-uniform Grids||243|
|Appendix C Calculation of Source Terms||245|