Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Third Edition

Richard H. Pletcher, John C. Tannehill, Dale Anderson

August 30, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 774 Pages - 204 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781591690375 - CAT# RU0374
Series: Series in Computational and Physical Processes in Mechanics and Thermal Sciences


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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.