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Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics

Joel H. Ferziger and Milovan Peric

Describes the basic numerical techniques used to solve problems in fluid dynamics. Several widely used methods are described in detail. The book also deals with solution accuracy and numerical errors.


Format: Paperback, English, 400 pages
ISBN: 3540653732
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Pub. Date: 1999
Edition: 2
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The book offers an overview of the techniques used to solve problems in fluid mechanics on computers and describes in detail those most often used in practice. Included are advanced techniques in computational fluid dynamics, like direct and large-eddy simulation of turbulence, multigrid methods, parallel computing, moving grids, structured, block-structured and unstructured boundary-fitted grids, free surface flows. The main focus is on incompressible flow and there is only a brief overview of numerical techniques for compressible flows. The book shows common roots and basic principles for many apparently different methods. The book also contains a great deal of practical advice for code developers and users, it is designed to be equally useful to beginners and experts. All computer codes can be accessed from the publisher's server on the internet. The second edition has been updated throughout with new material, especially on turbulent flow.

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****   Good one !!!

Abhijith  Wed, Nov 5, 2008

I like the way in which the concepts are explained in this book. The language is easier to understand as compared to other books. A must read for beginners in the field of CFD.

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****   Weak in free flows

Guillermo Marraco  Wed, Jan 16, 2008

Like most books of this kind, is useles for most Civil Engineering applications, because is useless when free surface flows are present. It only mentions one or two techniques about the treatment of free surfaces, the hell of CFD for civil engineers.

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****   this is very good book

ramesh  Tue, Dec 13, 2005

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*****   Excellent

shampa  Wed, Aug 24, 2005

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*****   Excellent

Wissam  Fri, Sep 17, 2004

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*****   Excellent book!

Linfeng BI  Thu, Oct 10, 2002

Chapter 7 and the comments on DNS/LES was of great help to my work!

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*****   computational methods for fluid dynamics

orlando esquivel  Fri, Sep 13, 2002

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*   worst book I have ever read

Joghoo  Fri, Jun 7, 2002

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*****   Simple Guide to Understand Complex Transport Phenomena

Prashant Valluri (   Tue, Mar 19, 2002

Very good book for novices in the field! A simple but in-depth explanation of numerical methods that form the heart of any CFD code. Significance of each and every method in this vast field are adequately explained by citing relevant practical applications. Its also one of the very few books that talks in sufficient detail about free surface flows and multiphase flows. Very very helpful ... read more

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Table of Contents

1 Basic Concepts of Fluid Flow 1
2 Introduction to Numerical Methods 21
3 Finite Difference Methods 39
4 Finite Volume Methods 67
5 Solution of Linear Equation Systems 85
6 Methods for Unsteady Problems 127
7 Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations 149
8 Complex Geometries 209
9 Turbulent Flows 257
10 Compressible Flow 291
11 Efficiency and Accuracy Improvement 311
12 Special Topics 347
A: Appendices 373

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