An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition
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The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to simulate and predict fluid flows, heat transfer and associated phenomena continues to grow throughout many engineering disciplines. On the back of ever more powerful computers and graphical user interfaces CFD provides engineers with a reliable tool to assist in the design of industrial equipment often reducing or eliminating the need for performing trial-and-error experimentation.
An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics is the ideal text for the newcomer to the area whether they be undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. It provides thorough yet accessible coverage of commercial finite volume based CFD codes within the context of the underlying theory, giving the reader a full appreciation of CFD and its numerous engineering applications.
- Offers essential support for novice users of commercial CFD codes such as ANSYS CFX, FLUENT, STAR-CD and PHOENICS.
- Covers fluids and turbulence physics together with computational modelling techniques
- Uses a step-by-step approach to introduce the methodology
- Chapter summaries and worked examples throughout to reinforce understanding of the key concepts
New to this edition
- A new chapter describing unstructured meshing techniques
- A new chapter on CFD uncertainty
- New coverage of the fundamentals of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) techniques
- Summaries of TVD techniques and multi-grid solution techniques
- Added examples of the SIMPLE algorithm for pressure-velocity coupling
- Two new chapters with advanced material covering combustion and radiative heat transfer modelling
H K Versteeg and W Malalasekera are both senior lecturers in Thermo-Fluids, at Loughborough University.
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My main complaint about the first edition was that it focused on Cartesian structured grids which is pretty dated. The new version has a chapter on collocation of variables and how to handle the pressure gradient in the continuity correction step. Additionally it explains how to account for convection and diffusion in generalized non-Cartesian coordinates. It would be nice if storage and solution methods were explained for the iterative solver needed for an unstructured mesh but that aside the material presented in this new chapter is very well explained.
Another nice touch is explanation of multigrid techniques as an iterative solver. The authors allude to implementing multigrid into the outer iterations but do not drill down on the topic.
There is a chapter explaining the introduction for turbulence modeling but it is not complete enough to implement without supplemental sources.
This book gives very detailed step by step explanations of many things in the first edition, detailed examples of calculations and results are shown which really illustrate the method and where the pitfalls are. There are less examples for the newer material, but it is still explained carefully. The material is very accessible. One could use this book by itself to write a very basic code based on this method. I could imagine if the authors were to make a third edition where turbulence, multigrid and unstructured solution techniques were addressed with the same depth as some of the other topics that the book could become a real institution.
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Chapter 1 , Chapter 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, are excellently explained with very easy examples to go through.
Chapter 3 is well written but it's to dense in theory especially when different turbulence models are discussed which gets boring at some point.
Chapter 6: incompressible fluids simulations need pressure correction during the calculation, comparing this chapter to other CFD books its best described in my point of view, its well organized and written but the theory is hard to understand, there are two solved problems but don't seem simple to understand.
Chapter 7: it's organized in layout and has a good 2d solved example, but the material in the chapter is just introductory and the reader should cover his thirst for a better understanding from a numerical analysis text book. It's not enough for the reader to get a good grip of things.
Chapter 8: has been given a very small part of the book while i think it should be given more attention, it would have been beneficial for the reader if the Runge Kutta example had been provided.
Chapter 9: the boundary conditions chapter hasn't been given enough talk, with no solved examples. Boundary conditions were covered in solved examples in chapters 4 ,5 ,6 and 11.
Chapter 10: it's a short introductory chapter for error analysis. Simple error analysis use was discussed in chapter 4.
Chapter 11: it's organized in layout and has a good 2d solved example, discretization of the linear and none linear terms for unstructured grid is introduced but not that easy to go through, but the material in the chapter is just introductory and the reader should cover his thirst for a better understanding from a Grid Generation text book. It's not enough for the reader to get a good grip of things.
Chapter 12: Is well written but also dense in information, but not enough and detailed examples solved to be enough for the reader to formulate his combustion problem.
Chapter 13 : Can be considered as a short introduction into radiative heat transfer.
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1) Il capitolo sull'introduzione al fenomeno della turbolenza è chiarissimo e molto interessante
2) Il capitolo sui vari modelli di turbolenza è doveroso, pregate che non vi sia richeisto di saperli tutti a memoria come è successo a me. comunque nulla da eccepire, ci sono proprio tutti e spiegati passo a passo.
3) i capitoli sulla discretizzazione e sull'accoppiamento delle equazioni sono molto chiari, forniscono esempi via via più complessi permettendo di comprendere all'atto pratico cosa fa ciascun algoritmo.
4) Sono poi presentati dei casi particolari applicazioni della CFD, il più complesso è senz'altro il processo di combustione, il cui capitolo è solo un'introduzione sommaria. L'esame che ho sostenuto copriva anche quell'argomento quindi l'ho trovato utile.
5) viceversa dovevo anche preparare una parte di studio abbastanza generale sui problemi di moti multifase, ma non è nominato su questo testo. Del resto, si tratta di un problema molto complesso, non è da ritenersi obbligatorio in un testo introduttivo.
Il prezzo è, ahimè, quello di mercato. Segnalo la presenza di un volume analogo, con copertina diversa ma contenuto identico (penso provenga da qualche paese in via di sviluppo con edizioni dedicate), costa circa la metà. Qualità della carta molto buona (per l'originale), un po' più scadente per quello economico, visto però lo sconto importante ne vale la pena. Io ho preso questa copia originale perchè con Amazon Prime è arrivato in tre giorni, mentre la versione più economica arriva da venditori terzi e quindi circa 2 settimane di attesa le dovete mettere in conto. Anche in questo caso, se non avete fretta, andate in giro per Amazon e controllate che vi sia questa altra versione disponibile!
The book itself is a comprehensive introduction to CFD, appropriate for any beginner just learning about CFD calculations and solution methods. The layout of the book itself is neat and easy to read.
Uno dei manuali sull’argomento, da avere sempre a portata di mano...
Consigliato a tutti quelli che si vogliono affacciare alla fluidodinamica computazionale e agli studenti universitari !!!