FEM for CFD
Can anyone recommend the best text out there to learn FEM for doing CFD? I have NO experience in FEM at all, and a very little bit with finite differences. I want to learn Galerkin FEM. Thanks!

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hi, FEM and CFD basically uses two different approaches to solve the partial differential equations.while the former uses matrix methods to solve, the latter predominantly uses finite difference techniques.I would recommend the use of the following 1)Finite element procedures  klaus jurgen bathe ( which is good book for beginners) 2)finite element methods for fluid flows vol.3  zienkewicz 3) computational fluid dynamicsjohn.d.anderson(good for beginners) regards shivashankar

Re: FEM for CFD
Author  Rainald Lohner
Title  Applied CFD Techniques: An Introduction Based on the Finite Element Methods. Regards, Nashat 
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Lohner's book mentioned previously and the new book by T J Chung, "Computational Fluid Dynamics", Cambridge Univ. Press.

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Reddy & Gartling "The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics"
 Jarmo 
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Can somebody recommend electronic copies of FEMbooks (for inhabitants from the poor countries). Thanks.

Re: FEM for CFD
Hi,
There are many online FEM notes, but the ones that I like are by Prof. Carlos Felippa (Aero Eng) Univ of Colorado Boulder. They are in great detail. Check out http://caswww.colorado.edu/courses.d/IFEM.d/Home.html he also has lecture notes on Adavance and NonLinear FEM. Also a basic book by J.N.Reddy (professor at TAMU) called "Introduction to Finite Element method" is good for beginners is good. A lowprice McGraw Hill edition is available in my country (India) for as low as 3 $. Regards, Abhijit 
Re: FEM for CFD
but why u want to use FEM for cfd, Control volume approach is on high demand.

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