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Old   November 17, 1998, 16:21
Default Re: Consistency vs. Convergence
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Thanks glenn. I am just a beginner in CFD and not yet well-versed in many aspects of cfd. I will try to get the book you recommended in my institute.
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Old   November 17, 1998, 16:45
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No problem. Let me know if you find other good texts. I've got a few but I'm also looking for good books.
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Old   April 25, 2010, 18:23
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Originally Posted by Glenn Price
No problem. Let me know if you find other good texts. I've got a few but I'm also looking for good books.
There are a couple - Randy LeVeque's books -

In particular two: one of FDM and another on FVM - which are both very good. Patankar's book is also very good, but I don't think it treats FDM very well. It does make clear physical sense out of the CFD problem in general. Usually if you "stick to the physics," you get it right.

I'm a physicist, not an Aerospace Engineer / CFD person, and I see the importance of having the mathematics conform to the physics - so the integral form of the equations upon which the FVM methods are built is a much more rigorous approach for general application. All numerical approaches have their problems, but building models on a physio-mathematically rigorous foundation seems appropriate.

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I agree with you PattiMichelle , I'm physicist too. However, I still bit confused on the the method to choose.
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