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The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics

An Advanced Introduction with OpenFOAM® and Matlab

Benefits

  • Covers the FVM method in detail, including implementation of boundary conditions and two-equation turbulence models

  • Keynote presentations and exercise solutions available for instructors

  • Relates FVM algorithms and methods to uFVM and OpenFOAM® implementations

  • Detailed treatment of SIMPLE-based all speed flow algorithms and role of the Rhie-Chow interpolation

  • Provides FVM Matlab code involving implementation details of various numerics along with source code of the incompressible and compressible flow solvers developed in the book for OpenFOAM

Textbook

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 3-8
    3. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 9-42
    4. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 43-83
    5. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 85-101
    6. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 103-135
    7. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 137-171
    8. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 173-207
  3. Discretization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 211-271
    3. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 273-302
    4. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 303-364
    5. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 365-427
    6. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 429-488
    7. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 489-533
    8. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 535-557
  4. Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. F. Moukalled, L. Mangani, M. Darwish
      Pages 561-654
    3. F. Moukalled, M. Darwish
      Pages 655-690

About this book

Introduction

This textbook explores both the theoretical foundation of the Finite Volume Method (FVM) and its applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Readers will discover a thorough explanation of the FVM numerics and algorithms used for the simulation of incompressible and compressible fluid flows, along with a detailed examination of the components needed for the development of a collocated unstructured pressure-based CFD solver. Two particular CFD codes are explored. The first is uFVM, a three-dimensional unstructured pressure-based finite volume academic CFD code, implemented within Matlab. The second is OpenFOAM®, an open source framework used in the development of a range of CFD programs for the simulation of industrial scale flow problems.

With over 220 figures, numerous examples and more than one hundred exercise on FVM numerics, programming, and applications, this textbook is suitable for use in an introductory course on the FVM, in an advanced course on numerics, and as a reference for CFD programmers and researchers.

Keywords

Advanced numerics Computational fluid dynamics Finite volume method OpenFOAM Pressure based algorithms

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Engineering and ArchitectureLucerne University of Applied Science and ArtsHorwSwitzerland
  3. 3.Dept of Mechanical EngineeringAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

About the authors

Fadl Moukalled received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1987. During that same year he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut where currently he serves as a Professor. He is research interests cover several aspects of the finite volume method and its use in computational fluid dynamics. A founding member of the CFD Group at AUB, he worked on convection schemes, pressure based segregated algorithms for incompressible and compressible flows, adaptive grid methods, multigrid methods, transient schemes for free surface flows, multiphase flows, and fully coupled pressure based solvers for incompressible, compressible, and multiphase flows.

Luca Mangani received his PhD degree form the University of Florence in 2006, where he worked on the development of a state-of-the-art turbo machinery code in OpenFOAM® for heat transfer and combustion analysis. After three years of post-doc work, he joined the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as Senior Research and chief engineer for CFD simulations. Since 2014 he is serving as an Associate Professor at the fluid mechanics and hydro-machines department, where he manages a variety of projects with industrial partners aimed at developing advanced and novel CFD tools. His research interests include pressure and density-based solvers, segregated and fully coupled algorithms, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), turbulence, and conjugate heat transfer modeling.

Marwan Darwish received his PhD degree in Materials Processing from BRUNEL University in 1991. He then joined the BICOM institute for one year as a post-doc before joining the Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut in 1992, where he currently serves as a Professor. His research interest covers a range of topics including solidification, advanced numerics, free surface flow, high resolution schemes, multiphase flows, coupled algorithms, and algebraic multigrid. He is a founding member of the CFD Group at AUB.

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Reviews

“Directed towards future practitioners such as engineers the authors first provide an introduction to fluid dynamics presupposing but a modicum of mathematical and physical knowledge. … . A number of exercises plus special chapters on modelling incompressible and compressible flow make the book very useful for its purpose.” (H. Muthsam, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 187 (1), September, 2018)


“The book is very attractive, carefully written and easy to read by those interested in learning about finite volume methods for fluid dynamics. The authors have made an important effort to bridge the gap between classroom material and actual model development questions. The text is well illustrated by means of quality figures helping to understand the described concepts. Furthermore, the book contains pieces of academic codes in MATLAB … . It is certainly a useful, practical and valuable book.” (Pilar Garcia-Navarro, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2016)