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Old   August 31, 2009, 16:08
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Hello, this is my first post on the forum.

I have been using CFD for various applications in University with good results but only on steady flow situations with a flowbench for correlation.
I have finished Univeristy with very high 1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering.

I now work as an aerodynamicist for a very reputable grand prix team.

My theoretical CFD knowledge is very poor to say the least but I want to understand it more than anything else. Firstly I want to properly understand Navier Stokes equations then maybe write my own simple code. At the moment I am going through maths books making sure I properly understand partial differential eqns and vectors before I tackle the equations.

Can anyone here give me some advice on how you went about this?

Some CFD books I feel are written to be over-complicated just to feed the egos of their writers. My field is thermodynamics of internal combustion engines and their design and I know there are books out there which can be difficult to read where another author can explain exactly the same thing and it makes sense frist time.

I really do want to understand CFD and Navier Stokes properly and not just use it because if I get stuck, I can try and work out the problem rather than be baffled. Maybe in future do a PhD on something relevant to this subject.

I hope someone can give me some advice.

Thanks a lot.
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Old   September 1, 2009, 03:59
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"I want to properly understand the Navier Stokes Equations"

You are on the right track, my preferred book is the one written by Frank White "Viscous Fluid Flow" and in the mean time you can download the free book by shaw "Using CFD" or get the book by Charles Hirsch "Numerical Computations of Internal & External Flows"

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"I want to properly understand the Navier Stokes Equations"

You are on the right track, my preferred book is the one written by Frank White "Viscous Fluid Flow" and in the mean time you can download the free book by shaw "Using CFD" or get the book by Charles Hirsch "Numerical Computations of Internal & External Flows"

Good Luck
Ahmed:

Where can I find a copy of this free book, "Using CFD"? A quick google search and a search on CFD Online's book database found nothing.

Thanks,

Ryne

Edit:

I think the ebook you are referring to is supposed to be found at the following link, but it will not load for me (404 error). Is there another download location I can use?

http://www.topajka-shaw.co.nz/UCFD.html
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http://www.topajka-shaw.co.nz/UCFD.htm
it is just htm without the l

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http://www.topajka-shaw.co.nz/
then click on the download link (Top right)

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Old   September 9, 2009, 09:30
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Salam Ahmad;
I have the book and I read a part of it, I'm biggener in cfd,
I didn't find it useful so I stopped.
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Old   September 11, 2009, 07:36
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I also suggest:

Kundu - Cohen: Fluid Mechanics - Elsevier
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Old   September 11, 2009, 09:24
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Hi,

If you want to have a feel of Finite volume method, please refer "An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics -Finite Volume Method" By Versteeg and Malalasekera Vis-a-vis "numerical Heat transfer and fluid flow" by S.Patankar. If you read both at the same time, you can really get a feel of CFD. I tried and found it really helpful.
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Old   September 11, 2009, 10:04
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Hi,

If you want to have a feel of Finite volume method, please refer "An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics -Finite Volume Method" By Versteeg and Malalasekera Vis-a-vis "numerical Heat transfer and fluid flow" by S.Patankar. If you read both at the same time, you can really get a feel of CFD. I tried and found it really helpful.
If you don't mind how can I get them!
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Old   September 12, 2009, 07:32
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any library where you get aero books or available in rapidshare /esnips.. (disclaimer: not responsible for any copyright violation! )
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Hi,

If you want to have a feel of Finite volume method, please refer "An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics -Finite Volume Method" By Versteeg and Malalasekera Vis-a-vis "numerical Heat transfer and fluid flow" by S.Patankar. If you read both at the same time, you can really get a feel of CFD. I tried and found it really helpful.
These two books are really a great help for the begginers.. but the book by Patankar is bit short form to understand. I suggest the first one by Malalasekera. You can buy it online. Its very easy to understand. There are some worked out examples as well.
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