Preliminary Computational Techniques

  • Clive A. J. Fletcher
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series (SSCP)


In this chapter an examination will be made of some of the basic computational techniques that are required to solve flow problems. For a specific problem the governing equations (Chap. 11) and the appropriate boundary conditions (Chaps. 11 and 2) will be known. Computational techniques are used to obtain an approximate solution of the governing equations and boundary conditions.


Finite Difference Method Truncation Error Amplitude Ratio Taylor Series Expansion Transient Heat Conduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clive A. J. Fletcher
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of SydneyAustralia

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