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2nd Edition

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

ISBN 9781498703741
Published December 29, 2021 by CRC Press
696 Pages 161 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a thorough understanding of fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. The Second Edition contains new chapters on mesh generation and computational modeling of turbulent flow. Combining theory and practice in classic problems and computer code, the text includes numerous worked-out examples. Students will be able to develop computational analysis models for complex problems more efficiently using commercial codes such as ANSYS, STAR CCM+, and COMSOL.

With detailed explanations on how to implement computational methodology into computer code, students will be able to solve complex problems on their own and develop their own customized simulation models, including problems in heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid flows. These problems are solved and illustrated in step-by-step derivations and figures.


  • Provides unified coverage of computational heat transfer and fluid dynamics
  • Covers basic concepts and then applies computational methods for problem analysis and solution
  • Covers most common higher-order time-approximation schemes
  • Covers most common and advanced linear solvers
  • Contains new chapters on mesh generation and computer modeling of turbulent flow

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Second Edition, is valuable to engineering instructors and students taking courses in computational heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Equations and Numerical Analysis

1. Review of Basic Laws and Equations

2. Approximations and Errors

3. Numerical Solutions of Systems of Equations

4. Numerical Integration

Part II: Finite Difference – Control Volume Method

5. Basic Steps in Finite Difference–Control Volume Method

6. Finite Difference–Control Volume Method: Multidimensional Problems

7. Finite Difference–Control Volume Method: Unsteady State Diffusion Equation

8. Finite Difference–Control Volume Method: Convection Problems

9. Additional Features in Computational Model and Mesh Generations

10. Turbulent Flow Modeling

Part III: Finite Element Method

11. Introduction and Basic Steps in Finite Element Method

12. Element Shape Functions

13. Finite Element Method: One-Dimensional Steady State Problems

14. Finite Element Method: Multidimensional Steady-State Problems

15. Finite Element Method: Unsteady-State Problems

16. Finite Element Method: Convection Problems

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PRADIP MAJUMDAR earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a professor and the chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University. He is recipient of the 2008 Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Dr. Majumdar has been the lead investigator for numerous federal and industrial projects. Dr. Majumdar authored numerous papers on fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, energy systems, fuel cell, Li-ion battery storage, electronics cooling and electrical devices, engine combustion, nano-structured materials, advanced manufacturing, and transport phenomena in biological systems. Dr. Majumdar is the author of three books including Computational Methods for Heat and Mass Transfer; Fuel Cells- Principles, Design and Analysis; and Design of Thermal Energy Systems (In Press). Dr. Majumdar is currently serving as an editor of the International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. He has previously served as the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering. Dr. Majumdar has been making keynote and plenary presentations on Li-ion Battery storage, fuel cell, electronics cooling, nanostructure materials at national/international conferences and workshops. Dr. Majumdar has participated as an international expert in GIAN lecture series on fuel cell and Li-ion battery storage. Dr. Majumdar is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).