Computational Fluid Dynamics

A Practical Approach


  • Jiyuan Tu, Royal Melbourne Institute Technology (RMIT) University, Australia
  • Guan Heng Yeoh, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Chaoqun Liu, Director of the Center for Numerical Simulation and Modeling, University of Texas at Arlington

An introduction to CFD fundamentals and using commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems, designed for the wide variety of engineering students new to CFD, and for practicing engineers learning CFD for the first time. Combining an appropriate level of mathematical background, worked examples, computer screen shots, and step by step processes, this book walks the reader through modeling and computing, as well as interpreting CFD results. The first book in the field aimed at CFD users rather than developers.
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Senior level undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical, aerospace, civil, chemical, environmental and marine engineering. Beginner users of commercial CFD software tools (including CFX and FLUENT)


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-098243-4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 - CFD Solution Procedure – A Beginning
Chapter 3 - Governing Equations for CFD – Fundamentals
Chapter 4 - CFD Techniques – The Basics
Chapter 5 - CFD Solution Analysis – Essentials
Chapter 6 - Practical Guidelines for CFD Simulation and Analysis
Chapter 7 - Some Applications of CFD with Examples
Chapter 8 - Some Advanced Topics in CFD
Appendix A – Full Derivation of Conservation Equations
Appendix B – Upwind Schemes
Appendix C – Explicit and Implicit Methods
Appendix D – Learning Program
Appendix E – CFD Assignments and Guidelines for CFD Project