1st Edition

Modeling and Simulation in Thermal and Fluids Engineering

By Krishnan Murugesan Copyright 2023
    370 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This textbook comprehensively covers the fundamentals behind mathematical modeling of engineering problems to obtain the required solution.

    It comprehensively discusses modeling concepts through conservation principles with a proper blending of mathematical expressions. The text discusses the basics of governing equations in algebraic and differential forms and examines the importance of mathematics as a tool in modeling. It covers important topics including modeling of heat transfer problems, modeling of flow problems, modeling advection-diffusion problems and Navier-Stokes equations in depth. Pedagogical features including solved problems and unsolved exercises are interspersed throughout the text for better understanding.

    The textbook is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of mechanical engineering for courses on modeling and simulation. The textbook will be accompanied by teaching resource including a solution manual for the instructors.

    1. Introduction. 2. Conservation Equations. 3. Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods. 4. Finite Element Method. 5. Modeling of Heat Transfer Problems. 6. Modeling of Flow Problems. 7. Navier-Stokes Equations.


    Krishnan Murugesan is currently teaching at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. He is specialized in broad research areas such as computational fluid dynamics, modeling of heat and moisture transport through porous solid, fuel cells, cooling towers, ground source heat pump systems.