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Computational Methods in Environmental Fluid Mechanics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Continuum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 3-28
    3. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 29-43
    4. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 45-61
    5. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 63-77
  3. Numerical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 81-96
    3. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 97-127
    4. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 129-172
    5. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 173-190
  4. Software-Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 207-231
    3. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 233-238
  5. Selected Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 241-270
    3. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 271-299
    4. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 301-332
    5. Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 333-372

About this book


Fluids play an important role in environmental systems appearing as surface water in rivers, lakes, and coastal regions or in the subsurface as well as in the atmosphere. Mechanics of environmental fluids is concerned with fluid motion, associated mass and heat transport as well as deformation processes in subsurface systems. In this textbook the fundamental modelling approaches based on continuum mechanics for fluids in the environment are described, including porous media and turbulence. Numerical methods for solving the process governing equations as well as its object-oriented computer implementation are discussed and illustrated with examples. Finally the application of computer models in civil and environmental engineering is demonstrated.


Computational Mechanics Continuum Mechanics Environmental Fluid Mechanics Finite Difference Method Finite Elements Fluid Dynamics Numerical Methods Turbulence fluid mechanics porous media

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Applied GeosciencesUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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From the reviews:

"The book is warmly commended. Graduates/advanced undergraduate students, engineers, and researchers in environmental fluid dynamics, will profit from the book. The bibliography provides an important guide for further reading. It is hard to think of anyone who is concerned with the role of fluids in environment, who will not gain by reading this book and having it available for reference." (Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 45 (3-4), 2002-2003)