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Computational Fluid Dynamics

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A senior level undergraduate and graduate textbook for a wide audience of engineering students taking a first course in CFD or Computer Aided Engineering. Fully course matched, with the most extensive and rigorous pedagogy and features of any book in the field. The first book in the field aimed at CFD users rather than developers.

  • The only course text available that is specifically designed to give an applications lead, software oriented approach to understanding and using CFD. This is coupled with a complete grounding in the necessary mathematical principles of CFD.
  • Unlike existing books this has not been written with the needs of advanced students who are expected to develop their own CFD code in mind. The widespread availability of commercial software enables this book to meet the needs of beginner CFD students who use commercial software.
  • Meets the needs of students taking a wide range of courses. Unlike existing titles it does not focus on the needs of advanced aerospace or applied math courses. Ideal for use on the burgeoning courses in mechanical, automotive, marine, environmental, civil and chemical engineering that harness CFD or computer aided engineering more generally.
  • The strongest pedagogy of any available book. Core mathematics are developed in a step by step fashion, with no assumed steps left out in order to develop a solid understanding of the conservation laws, mathematical transport equations and basic concepts of fluid mechanics and heat transfer that comprise the key to effective use of CFD
  • Detailed worked examples reinforce learning and link to the real applications students will work with; end of chapter knowledge check exercises, homework assignment questions, plus separate Instructor's Manual

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 WHAT IS COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
    2. 1.2 ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
    3. 1.3 APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
    4. 1.4 THE FUTURE OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
    5. 1.5 SUMMARY
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  8. Chapter 2: CFD Solution Procedure—A Beginning
    1. 2.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 2.2 PROBLEM SETUP—PRE-PROCESS
    3. 2.3 NUMERICAL SOLUTION—CFD SOLVER
    4. 2.4 RESULT REPORT AND VISUALIZATION—POST-PROCESS
    5. 2.5 SUMMARY
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Governing Equations for CFD—Fundamentals
    1. 3.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 3.2 THE CONTINUITY EQUATION
    3. 3.3 THE MOMENTUM EQUATION
    4. 3.4 THE ENERGY EQUATION
    5. 3.5 THE ADDITIONAL EQUATIONS FOR TURBULENT FLOW
    6. 3.6 GENERIC FORM OF THE GOVERNING EQUATIONS FOR CFD
    7. 3.7 PHYSICAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF THE GOVERNING EQUATIONS
    8. 3.8 SUMMARY
    9. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  10. Chapter 4: CFD Techniques—The Basics
    1. 4.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 4.2 DISCRETIZATION OF GOVERNING EQUATIONS
    3. 4.3 NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS TO ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS
    4. 4.4 SUMMARY
    5. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  11. Chapter 5: CFD Solution Analysis—Essentials
    1. 5.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 5.2 CONSISTENCY
    3. 5.3 STABILITY
    4. 5.4 CONVERGENCE
    5. 5.5 ACCURACY
    6. 5.6 EFFICIENCY
    7. 5.7 CASE STUDIES
    8. 5.8 SUMMARY
    9. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Practical Guidelines for CFD Simulation and Analysis
    1. 6.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 6.2 GUIDELINES ON GRID GENERATION
    3. 6.3 GUIDELINES ON BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
    4. 6.4 GUIDELINES ON TURBULENCE MODELING
    5. 6.5 SUMMARY
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Some Applications of CFD with Examples
    1. 7.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 7.2 TO ASSIST IN DESIGN PROCESS—AS A DESIGN TOOL
    3. 7.3 TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDINGS—AS A RESEARCH TOOL
    4. 7.4 OTHER IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS
    5. 7.5 SUMMARY
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Some Advanced Topics in CFD
    1. 8.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 8.2 ADVANCES IN NUMERICAL METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
    3. 8.3 ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
    4. 8.4 OTHER NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR COMPUTATION OF FLUID DYNAMICS
    5. 8.5 SUMMARY
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  15. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: Full Derivation of Conservation Equations
    2. Appendix B: Upwind Schemes
    3. Appendix C: Explicit and Implicit Methods
    4. Appendix D: Learning Program
    5. Appendix E: CFD Assignments and Guideline for CFD Project
      1. E.1 ASSIGNMENT 1
      2. E.2 ASSIGNMENT 2
      3. E.3 ASSIGNMENT 3
      4. E.4 PROJECT GUIDELINE
      5. E.5 EXAMPLE—CFD PROJECT PROPOSAL PREPARED BY THE STUDENT
      6. E.6 OTHER TOPICS FOR CFD PROJECTS
  16. References
  17. Further Suggested Reading
  18. Index