Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • ID: 3204546
  • Book
  • 1036 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Increasingly, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are being used to study and solve complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems. This comprehensive book ranges from elementary concepts for the beginner to state-of-the-art CFD for the practitioner. It begins with CFD preliminaries, in which the basic principles of finite difference (FD), finite element (FE), and finite volume (FV) methods are discussed and illustrated through examples, with step-by-step hand calculations. Then, FD and FE methods respectively are covered, including both historical developments and recent contributions. The next section is devoted to structured and unstructured grids, adaptive methods, computing techniques, and parallel processing. Finally, the author describes a variety of practical applications to problems in turbulence, reacting flows and combustion, acoustics, combined mode radiative heat transfer, multiphase flows, electromagnetic fields, and relativistic astrophysical flows. Students and practitioners - particularly in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, and civil engineering - will use this authoritative text to learn about and apply numerical techniques to the solution of fluid dynamics problems.
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Part I - Preliminaries:
1. Introduction;
2. Governing equations;

Part II - Finite Difference Methods:
3. Derivation of finite difference equations;
4. Solution methods of finite difference equations;
5. Incompressible viscous flows via Finite Difference Methods;
6. Compressible flows via Finite Difference Methods;
7. Finite volume methods via Finite Difference Methods;

Part III - Finite Element Methods:
8. Introduction to finite element methods;
9. Finite element interpolation functions;
10. Linear problems;
11. Nonlinear problems/convection-dominated flows;
12. Incompressible viscous flows via Finite Element Methods;
13. Compressible flows via Finite Element Methods;
14. Miscellaneous weighted residual methods;
15. Finite volume methods via Finite Element Methods;
16. Relationships between finite differences and finite elements and other methods;

Part IV - Automatic Grid Generation, Adaptive Methods and Computing Techniques:
17. Structured grid generation;
18. Unstructured grid generation;
19. Adaptive methods;
20. Computing techniques;

Part V - Applications:
21. Applications to turbulence;
22. Applications to chemically reactive flows and combustion;
23. Applications to acoustics;
24. Applications to combined mode radiative heat transfer;
25. Applications to multiphase flows;
26. Applications to electromagnetic flows;
27. Applications to relativistic astrophysical flows; Appendices.
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T. J. Chung University of Alabama, Huntsville.
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