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1st Edition

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering

ISBN 9780367687298
Published October 19, 2021 by CRC Press
384 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This textbook presents the basic methods, numerical schemes, and algorithms of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Readers will learn to compose MATLAB® programs to solve realistic fluid flow problems.

Newer research results on the stability and boundedness of various numerical schemes are incorporated. The book emphasizes large eddy simulation (LES) in the chapter on turbulent flow simulation besides the two-equation models. Volume of fraction (VOF) and level-set methods are the focus of the chapter on two-phase flows.

The textbook was written for a first course in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) taken by undergraduate students in a Mechanical Engineering major.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Essence of Fluid Dynamics

Chapter 2 Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods

Chapter 3 Numerical Schemes

Chapter 4 Numerical Algorithms

Chapter 5 Navier–Stokes Solution Methods

Chapter 6 Unstructured Mesh

Chapter 7 Multiphase Flow

Chapter 8 Turbulent Flow

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Dr. George (Zhaohui) Qin is currently an associate professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science of Cedarville University at Cedarville, Ohio. George obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University of China. He carried out research on large eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent flows in rotating ducts under supervision of Dr. Richard Pletcher of Iowa State University for his Ph.D. degree. Upon receiving his degree in 2007, George began to work as a lecturer and post-doc research fellow in Iowa State University. He moved to Cedarville University in 2012. George teaches and researches in the general thermal-fluids area including Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Turbulent Flows.