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ted July 28, 2004 22:50

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!

SHIVA July 29, 2004 02:29

Re: FEM for CFD
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 dynamics-john.d.anderson(good for beginners) regards shivashankar

Nashat July 29, 2004 09:51

Re: FEM for CFD
Author - Rainald Lohner

Title - Applied CFD Techniques: An Introduction Based on the Finite Element Methods.

Regards, Nashat

Praveen C July 29, 2004 10:54

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Lohner's book mentioned previously and the new book by T J Chung, "Computational Fluid Dynamics", Cambridge Univ. Press.

Jarmo Monttinen July 29, 2004 11:12

Re: FEM for CFD
Reddy & Gartling "The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics"

-- Jarmo

Korel July 29, 2004 13:43

Re: FEM for CFD
Can somebody recommend electronic copies of FEM-books (for inhabitants from the poor countries). Thanks.

Abhijit Tilak July 30, 2004 20:21

Re: FEM for CFD

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

he also has lecture notes on Adavance and Non-Linear 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 low-price McGraw Hill edition is available in my country (India) for as low as 3 $.



SAM August 12, 2004 12:23

Re: FEM for CFD
but why u want to use FEM for cfd, Control volume approach is on high demand.

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