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Computational Techniques for Complex Transport Phenomena

W. Shyy, H. Ouyang, E. Blosch, S. S. Thakur and J. Liu

This book describes some newly developed computational techniques and modeling strategies for analyzing and predicting complex transport phenomena.

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Format: Hardcover, English, 332 pages
ISBN: 0521592682
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub. Date: 1997

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Complex fluid flows are encountered widely in nature, in living beings, and in engineering practice. These flows often involve both geometric and dynamic complexity and present problems that are difficult to analyze because of their wide range of length and time scales, as well as their geometric configuration. This book describes some newly developed computational techniques and modeling strategies for analyzing and predicting complex transport phenomena. It summarizes advances in the context of a pressure-based algorithm. Among methods discussed are discretization schemes for treating convection and pressure, parallel computing, multigrid methods, and composite, multiblock techniques. With respect to physical modeling, the book addresses issues of turbulence closure and multiscale, multiphase transport from an engineering viewpoint. Both fundamental and practical issues are considered, along with the relative merits of competing approaches. The final chapter is devoted to practical applications that illustrate the advantages of various numerical and physical tools. Numerous examples are given throughout the text. Mechanical, aerospace, chemical, and materials engineers can use the techniques presented in this book to tackle important, practical problems more effectively.


Table of Contents

  Preface  
1 Introduction 1
2 Numerical Scheme for Treating Convection and Pressure 24
3 Computational Acceleration with Parallel Computing and Multigrid Method 60
4 Multiblock Methods 122
5 Two-Equation Turbulence Models with Nonequilibrium, Rotation, and Compressibility Effects 163
6 Volume-Averaged Macroscopic Transport Equations 231
7 Practical Applications 260
  References 297

Related Book Categories

Turbulence Modeling, Multigrid Methods, Discretization Schemes, Incompressible Flow, Multiphase Flows


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