Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence Modeling

Practical Tools, Tips and Techniques

  • Sal Rodriguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sal Rodriguez
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sal Rodriguez
    Pages 11-68
  4. Sal Rodriguez
    Pages 121-196
  5. Sal Rodriguez
    Pages 197-223
  6. Sal Rodriguez
    Pages 225-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-306

About this book


This unique text provides engineering students and practicing professionals with a comprehensive set of practical, hands-on guidelines and dozens of step-by-step examples for performing state-of-the-art, reliable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and turbulence modeling.  Key CFD and turbulence programs are included as well.  The text first reviews basic CFD theory, and then details advanced applied theories for estimating turbulence, including new algorithms created by the author.  The book gives practical advice on selecting appropriate turbulence models and presents best CFD practices for modeling and generating reliable simulations.  The author gathered and developed the book’s hundreds of tips, tricks, and examples over three decades of research and development at three national laboratories and at the University of New Mexico—many in print for the first time in this book.  The book also places a strong emphasis on recent CFD and turbulence advancements found in the literature over the past five to 10 years.  Readers can apply the author’s advice and insights whether using commercial or national laboratory software such as ANSYS Fluent, STAR-CCM, COMSOL, Flownex, SimScale, OpenFOAM, Fuego, KIVA, BIGHORN, or their own computational tools.

Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence Modeling is a practical, complementary companion for academic CFD textbooks and senior project courses in mechanical, civil, chemical, and nuclear engineering; senior undergraduate and graduate CFD and turbulence modeling courses; and for professionals developing commercial and research applications.


RANS Turbulence Models Turbulence and Surface Dimpling Estimating Turbulence LENS Turbulence Models DNS Turbulence Models Richardson Extrapolation Roache's Grid Convergence Index (GCI) Standard k-Epsilon Model Integral Eddies Taylor Eddies Kolmogorov Eddies

Authors and affiliations

  • Sal Rodriguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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