Finite Volume
HELP !!!!! I need basic and intermediate understanding of finite volume. Do you people know where I can can get that on the net. Please help. Thank you.
Vijay. 
Re: Finite Volume
(1). write down the NavierStokes equations in integral form . You can find it in handbooks or textbooks. ( normally, NavierStokes equations are written in differential form, which you can also find in handbooks and textbooks) (2). define your problem and your computational domain.(the area which you are trying to solve) (3). divide the computational domain into small volumes ( something like small cubes. this requires the socalled mesh generation) (4). apply the integral NavierStokes equations to each small volumes.(integrate the equation over each finitevolume) (5). apply the necessary approximations to each terms in the equation so that you can actually perform algebraic numerical integration. ( to compute each integral terms ) (6). now, for each finite volume there is a set of algebraic equations to solve. apply the boundary conditions to the complete set of equations and solve the unknowns using iterative methods, explicit methods, or implicit methods. (7). most CFD books cover finitedifference and finitevolume methods. You may want to visit a local college and check out one which matches your needs.

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