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Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics 1

Fundamental and General Techniques


Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series (SSCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 1-16
  3. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 17-46
  4. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 47-72
  5. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 73-97
  6. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 98-162
  7. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 163-215
  8. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 216-248
  9. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 249-275
  10. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 276-330
  11. Clive A. J. Fletcher
    Pages 331-374
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 375-409

About this book


The purpose of this two-volume textbook is to provide students of engineer­ ing, science and applied mathematics with the specific techniques, and the framework to develop skill in using them, that have proven effective in the various branches of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Volume 1 de­ scribes both fundamental and general techniques that are relevant to all branches of fluid flow. Volume 2 provides specific techniques, applicable to the different categories of engineering flow behaviour, many of which are also appropriate to convective heat transfer. An underlying theme of the text ist that the competing formulations which are suitable for computational fluid dynamics, e.g. the finite differ­ ence, finite element, finite volume and spectral methods, are closely related and can be interpreted as part of a unified structure. Classroom experience indicates that this approach assists, considerably, the student in acquiring a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the alternative computational methods. Through the provision of 24 computer programs and associated exam­ ples and problems, the present text is also suitable for established research workers and practitioners who wish to acquire computational skills without the benefit of formal instruction. The text includes the most up-to-date techniques and is supported by more than 300 figures and 500 references.


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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of SydneyAustralia

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