Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics
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
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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 ftp.springer.de on the internet. The second edition has been updated throughout with new material, especially on turbulent flow.
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 indeed!!!!!!!!!!!
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|
|11||Efficiency and Accuracy Improvement||311|