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Computational Fluid Dynamics [Hardcover]

T. J. Chung
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7 Feb 2002
Increasingly, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are being used to study and solve complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems. This comprehensive book ranges from elementary concepts for the beginner to state-of-the-art CFD for the practitioner. It begins with CFD preliminaries, in which the basic principles of finite difference (FD), finite element (FE), and finite volume (FV) methods are discussed and illustrated through examples, with step-by-step hand calculations. Then, FD and FE methods respectively are covered, including both historical developments and recent contributions. The next section is devoted to structured and unstructured grids, adaptive methods, computing techniques, and parallel processing. Finally, the author describes a variety of practical applications to problems in turbulence, reacting flows and combustion, acoustics, combined mode radiative heat transfer, multiphase flows, electromagnetic fields, and relativistic astrophysical flows. Students and practitioners - particularly in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, and civil engineering - will use this authoritative text to learn about and apply numerical techniques to the solution of fluid dynamics problems.

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  • Hardcover: 1036 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (7 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521594162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521594165
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 18.4 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,768,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The book is recommended to people interested in computing methods, and especially to students and practitioners in mechanical, aerospace, chemical and civil engineering.' Zentralblatt MATH

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are used to solve complex fluid flow problems. This book ranges from elementary concepts to state-of-the-art CFD. It begins with CFD preliminaries. Then chapters cover finite difference, finite element, and finite volume methods; structured and unstructured grids; adaptive methods; and parallel processing. Finally, practical applications to problems including turbulence, reacting flows, acoustics, radiative heat transfer, and multiphase flows are discussed.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Ahmed Al Makky 20 Jun 2010
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Its a very well written book thanks to the author, finite difference, finite volume, finite element and spectral methods are covered. The book is rich with material related to finite difference method.The derivatives of the finite difference scheme are presented for a large selection of cases example forward differencing ,backward differencing, central differencing ....etc. Also finding a derivative for a two, three, four, five point... n point case. The derivation method of the derivatives is also presented. All are presented in an organized manner. The finite element method is also given its good share of description. Not that much emphasis on the finite volume though.
The advantage of the book that it covers a large spectrum of applications.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 5 Jun 2014
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When I read the reviews I thought that I have made a mistake. But, after reading the chapters of finite elements methods, I can say that this is an excellent book. Unfortunately this is not a book for everyone. Anyone who buys this must think as the author to understand his mathematical techniques. This book is for people with some mathematical background. I don't gave 5 star because I had to work hard to understand the chapters I read. If anyone wants to know something about CFD and is about to use any programming package related with this topic, don't hesitate on buying the book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Breadth, but... 7 Aug 2007
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This book covers just about every aspect Computational Fluid Dynamics. The fact that a single author could master such a range of topics and articulate them clearly is truly remarkable. Yet, I can't recommend this book. I bought it with high hopes in 2004, eager to broaden my knowledge beyond the finite volume method and SIMPLE algorithm. Well, it's been over three years and the book has mostly sat on the shelf. Every time I pull it down to learn some tidbit, I come away empty handed. The writing is high level and abstract, and it's difficult to extract useful nuggets from it. The first line of the preface says, "This book is intended for the beginner as well as for the practitioner in CFD." As a long time practitioner, I can't see it as useful for either. A typical section consists of a brief intro, then a bunch of equations, followed by some results extracted from a journal paper. Then it's on to the next section. Consider Chapter 3 on the Finite Difference Method. The first 5 pages are an onslaught of 45 equations and almost no descriptive text. How does one get a sense of the method from this? I would strongly recommend reading a section or two before buying this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL PDEs IN CFD 18 Feb 2008
By Peter J. Stan - Published on
I like this book a great deal, but do note that I'm reviewing it as a treatment of numerical approaches to partial differential equations in computational fluid dynamics and not as a text for CFD as a whole.

My background is applied mathematics via finance and economics. I'm interested in solving parabolic and elliptic PDEs by finite differences, and eventually by finite elements and spectral techniques, as a means of pricing various financial derivatives.

Chung's book is a remarkably thorough treatment of the available techniques in these areas with substantial pointers to the primary literature. Explanations tend to be rather terse but nonetheless complete. More explanation, and possibly a few more examples, might be helpful, but that's a question of authorial style. Indeed, at some points I'm happy for a spare treatment that highlights the logical structure of the problem at hand in a subject laden with multiple layers of literature and detail.

To calibrate, I find Chung's book more accessible than Roache (CFD), Richtmyer and Morton, Thomas, and Elman et al; about the same level as LeVeque (Finite Difference Methods) and Ames (Numerical Methods); and harder than Smith, Morton and Mayers, Trefethen (Spectral Methods), Pozrikidis (Finite and Spectral Element Methods), and the treatment of PDEs in Press et al. It's also easier to use than more specialized works like Strikwerda, Karniadakis and Sherwin, and any of Hackbusch's books. (Full citations are in Listmania; see my Amazon profile.)

If you're willing to work with pencil in-hand, as with almost all science books, and to hit the stacks occasionally for back-up material, Chung's book is a great entry point to numerical PDEs.
2.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive book that fails to deliver the essential details. 17 July 2013
By Amirhossein Arzani - Published on
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The first time I saw this book I thought it would be one of the best CFD books , but after reading it I was disappointing.
There are so many equations in this book, but the author fails to explain the details and concepts.
The book could have been much better. The chapters are very comprehensive ( covers FDM , FEM and some FVM ) , which is one of the few advantages of the book.
8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as you think 3 Nov 2006
By Scott T. - Published on
I ordered this book, because I actually have a class with the author. The problem is that it is not much of a reference book, it is written exactly like the author teaches the class. He shows you something one time and then expects that you understand it fully, no matter what, so if you don't understand his example or what he is saying you are in trouble because there is not much else you can do. My advantage is/was that this is not the first CFD class that I have had, so I could go back to those notes/books for help. If you want a CFD book go for some more specialized ones like these ISBN #:

0750664312, 0133173054, 0072466855, 0962373109, 0072399104, 0471356050

Those are some specialized books and some are kinda old but they are all very good, and those are only a few that are in my library, but check them out before you buy this book. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 is because he does have a lot of different methods that are covered, even though some are not very good of a choice to use anymore.
2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 12 May 2005
By David Tim - Published on
This book is very good. As a student in mechanical engineering, I learned a lot about CFD and fluid mechanics. The price is little high but I using a coupon from and save a lot. It is worthy to buy if you are interested in CFD area. I recommend this book to students as me.
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