- Paperback: 520 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education; 2 edition (6 February 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131274988
- ISBN-13: 978-0131274983
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 3 x 24.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 980 g
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The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to simulate and predict fluid flows, heat transfer and associated phenomena continues to grow throughout many engineering disciplines. On the back of ever more powerful computers and graphical user interfaces CFD provides engineers with a reliable tool to assist in the design of industrial equipment often reducing or eliminating the need for performing trial-and-error experimentation.
An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics is the ideal text for the newcomer to the area whether they be undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. It provides thorough yet accessible coverage of commercial finite volume based CFD codes within the context of the underlying theory, giving the reader a full appreciation of CFD and its numerous engineering applications.
- Offers essential support for novice users of commercial CFD codes such as ANSYS CFX, FLUENT, STAR-CD and PHOENICS.
- Covers fluids and turbulence physics together with computational modelling techniques
- Uses a step-by-step approach to introduce the methodology
- Chapter summaries and worked examples throughout to reinforce understanding of the key concepts
New to this edition
- A new chapter describing unstructured meshing techniques
- A new chapter on CFD uncertainty
- New coverage of the fundamentals of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) techniques
- Summaries of TVD techniques and multi-grid solution techniques
- Added examples of the SIMPLE algorithm for pressure-velocity coupling
- Two new chapters with advanced material covering combustion and radiative heat transfer modelling
H K Versteeg and W Malalasekera are both senior lecturers in Thermo-Fluids, at Loughborough University.
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My main complaint about the first edition was that it focused on Cartesian structured grids which is pretty dated. The new version has a chapter on collocation of variables and how to handle the pressure gradient in the continuity correction step. Additionally it explains how to account for convection and diffusion in generalized non-Cartesian coordinates. It would be nice if storage and solution methods were explained for the iterative solver needed for an unstructured mesh but that aside the material presented in this new chapter is very well explained.
Another nice touch is explanation of multigrid techniques as an iterative solver. The authors allude to implementing multigrid into the outer iterations but do not drill down on the topic.
There is a chapter explaining the introduction for turbulence modeling but it is not complete enough to implement without supplemental sources.
This book gives very detailed step by step explanations of many things in the first edition, detailed examples of calculations and results are shown which really illustrate the method and where the pitfalls are. There are less examples for the newer material, but it is still explained carefully. The material is very accessible. One could use this book by itself to write a very basic code based on this method. I could imagine if the authors were to make a third edition where turbulence, multigrid and unstructured solution techniques were addressed with the same depth as some of the other topics that the book could become a real institution.