Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Third Edition

Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Third Edition

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    • Presents the information in a two-part format that introduces the fundamentals of heat transfer and fluid mechanics before presenting the diverse real-world applications and a comparison of various computational methods
    • Provides increased coverage of the Navier-Stokes equations and techniques for solving them
    • Includes new material on flux vector splitting, unstructured grid methods, and high-resolution methods for practical applications, including high-resolution algorithms
    • Contains new end-of-chapter problems to foment a solid understanding of the material


    Thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in the field, this classic text on finite-difference and finite-volume computational methods maintains the fundamental concepts covered in the first edition. As an introductory text for advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students, Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Third Edition provides the background necessary for solving complex problems in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

    Divided into two parts, the book first lays the groundwork for the essential concepts preceding the fluids equations in the second part. It includes expanded coverage of turbulence and large-eddy simulation (LES) and additional material included on detached-eddy simulation (DES) and direct numerical simulation (DNS). Designed as a valuable resource for practitioners and students, new homework problems have been added to further enhance the student’s understanding of the fundamentals and applications.

    Table of Contents

    Fundamentals of Finite-Difference Methods: Introduction. Partial Differential Equations. Basics of Finite-Difference Methods. Application of Finite-Difference Methods to Selected Model Equations. Application of Finite-Difference Methods to the Equations of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer: Governing Equations of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. Numerical Methods for Inviscid Flow Equations. Numerical Methods for Boundary-Layer Type Equations. Numerical Methods for the "Parabolized" Navier-Stokes Equations. Numerical Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations. Grid Generation. Appendices. References. Index.

    Editorial Reviews

    "I have always considered this book the best gift from one generation to the next in computational fluid dynamics. I earnestly recommend this book to graduate students and practicing engineers for the pleasure of learning and a handy reference. The description of the basic concepts and fundamentals is thorough and is crystal clear for understanding. And since 1984, two newer editions have kept abreast to the new, relevant, and fully verified advancements in CFD."
    —Joseph J.S. Shang, Wright State University

    "Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer is very well written to be used as a textbook for an introductory computational fluid dynamics course, especially for those who want to study computational aerodynamics. Most widely used finite difference and finite volume schemes for various partial differential equations of fluid dynamics and heat transfer are presented in such a way that anyone can read and understand them rather easily. In this sense, this book is also a good textbook for self-learners of CFD. In addition to the fundamental and general topics to be covered in a typical CFD textbook, chapters concerning high-speed aerodynamics in depth are also included, which is very important for computational aerodynamicists."
    —Prof. Seung O. Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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