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An Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics by Example. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2325344
  • Book
  • May 2011
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

A unique introduction to the field of computational fluid mechanics that utilizes the concept of hands–on teaching by real–world examples, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics by Example is based on the original text An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by Chuen–Yen Chow, published thirty years ago. This new text incorporates some of the modern algorithmic developments into the solution techniques that are implemented in the vast number of examples provided, with an expanded scope that includes up–to–date methods for the solution of the Navier–Stokes equations, and an introduction to pseudo–spectral techniques. Written in a pedagogical style primarily targeting advanced seniors and first–year graduate students, this book includes advanced topics that can have appeal for researchers as well.

A comprehensive and detailed guide, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics by Example incorporates practical algorithms and numerical methods, along with the use of computer programs, to deliver a comprehensive view of the computational techniques crucial for predicting flow behavior. The book:

  • Provides up–to–date solution methods for the Navier–Stokes equations, including fractional step time–advancement, and pseudo–spectral methods

  • Contains numerous examples to reinforce the fundamentals of computational fluid mechanics

  • Includes revised computer codes supplied in MATLAB available on a companion website at [external URL]

  • Offers a broad new perspective from mechanical and aerospace to civil, mechanical, and bioengineering disciplines

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Preface ix

1 Flow Topics Governed by Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial–Value Problems 1

1.1 Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial–Value Problems  1

1.2 Free Falling of a Spherical Body  5

1.3 Computer Simulation of Some Restrained Motions  13

1.4 Fourth–Order Runge–Kutta Method for Computing Two–Dimensional Motions of a Body through a Fluid  22

1.5 Ballistics of a Spherical Projectile  24

1.6 Flight Path of a Glider A Graphical Presentation  32

1.7 Rolling Up of the Trailing Vortex Sheet behind a Finite Wing  35

Appendix  44

2 Inviscid Fluid Flows 50

2.1 Incompressible Potential Flows  51

2.2 Numerical Solution of Second–Order Ordinary Differential Equations: Boundary–Value Problems  55

2.3 Radial Flow Caused by Distributed Sources and Sinks  60

2.4 Inverse Method I: Superposition of Elementary Flows  61

2.5 von Kármán s Method for Approximating Flow Past Bodies of Revolution  69

2.6 Inverse Method II: Conformal Mapping  76

2.7 Classification of Second–Order Partial Differential Equations  87

2.8 Numerical Methods for Solving Elliptic Partial Differential Equations  90

2.9 Potential Flows in Ducts or around Bodies Irregular and Derivative Boundary Conditions  96

2.10 Numerical Solution of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations  105

2.11 Propagation and Reflection of a Small–Amplitude Wave  110

2.12 Propagation of a Finite–Amplitude Wave: Formation of a Shock  120

2.13 An Application to Biological Fluid Dynamics: Flow in an Elastic Tube  128

Appendix  143

3 Viscous Fluid Flows 145

3.1 Governing Equations for Viscous Flows  145

3.2 Self–Similar Laminar Boundary–Layer Flows  147

3.3 Flat–Plate Thermometer Problem Ordinary Boundary–Value Problems Involving Derivative Boundary Conditions  157

3.4 Pipe and Open–Channel Flows  163

3.5 Explicit Methods for Solving Parabolic Partial Differential Equations Generalized Rayleigh Problem  168

3.6 Implicit Methods for Solving Parabolic Partial Differential Equations Starting Flow in a Channel  173

3.7 Numerical Solution of Biharmonic Equations Stokes Flows  179

3.8 Flow Stability and Pseudo–Spectral Methods  185

Appendix  207

4 Numerical Solution of the Incompressible Navier–Stokes Equation 215

4.1 Flow around a Sphere at Finite Reynolds Numbers Galerkin Method  216

4.2 Upwind Differencing and Artificial Viscosity  229

4.3 Bénard and Taylor Instabilities  234

4.4 Primitive Variable Formulation: Algorithmic Considerations  249

4.5 Primitive Variable Formulation: Numerical Integration of the Navier–Stokes Equation  258

4.6 Flow Past a Circular Cylinder: An Example for the

Vorticity–Stream Function Formulation  280

Appendix  297

Bibliography 298

Index 303

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Chuen–Yen Chow
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