Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Nov 6, 2001 - Mathematics - 426 pages
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In its 3rd revised and extended edition the book offers an overview of the techniques used to solve problems in fluid mechanics on computers and describes in detail those most often used in practice. Included are advanced methods in computational fluid dynamics, like direct and large-eddy simulation of turbulence, multigrid methods, parallel computing, moving grids, structured, block-structured and unstructured boundary-fitted grids, free surface flows. The 3rd edition contains a new section dealing with grid quality and an extended description of discretization methods. The book shows common roots and basic principles for many different methods. The book also contains a great deal of practical advice for code developers and users; it is designed to be equally useful to beginners and experts.The issues of numerical accuracy, estimation and reduction of numerical errors are dealt with in detail, with many examples.

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JOEL H. FERZIGER, PhD, is a professor in the Stanford University Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Ferziger holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a Max Planck Award recipient, a Humboldt Fellow, and a Fellow of ASME and APS. His other books include Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics.

Peric, University of Hamburg, Germany.

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