Computational fluid dynamics now plays a vital role in all branches of fundamental and applied mechanics, in research as well as industry. Now available in paperback, this handbook provides graduate students, scientists, and engineers a well-documented critical survey of numerical methods for fluid mechanics. A state-of-the-art description of computational fluid dynamics is given, taking into account the simultaneous rapid development of numerical analysis, computer technology, and visualization tools. This is done while pointing out the basic foundations that have made possible the extraordinary spread of the discipline; some important theoretical results are also given. The seven chapters of the book are invaluable tools with which to gain a deeper appreciation of the problems associated with the calculation of fluid motion in various situations: inviscid and viscous, incompressible and compressible, steady and unsteady, laminar and turbulent flows, as well as simple and complex geometries. Finally, each chapter is accompanied by a large but carefully selected bibliography.
* Divided into seven chapters covering the main topics of computational fluid mechanics
* A large but carefully selected bibliography follows each chapter