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Ahmed Al Makky
on 27 November 2010
The book is most referred to post grad researchers having a strong background in mathematics and coding.
This book is for researchers dealing with incompressible flows not sufficient for working with comprisable flows especially for beginners.
For people staring in the field , the reader is advised to have an accompanying book by Joel H. Ferziger on Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications.
Chapter 1: very well written with the fundamental laws mentioned.
Chapter 2: very well written with the description of different methods and conditions that have to be achieved by the selected numerical methods to validate its efficiency.
Chapter 3: its well written but cant be counted as an introduction for a beginner, space discretization using finite difference method.
Chapter 4: its well written but cant be counted as an introduction for a beginner, space discretization using finite Volume method.
Chapter 5: very well written it discusses the solution methods of linear Equation Systems with efficiency and pros and cons of each method.
Chapter 6: its well written but cant be counted as an introduction for a beginner for the time discretization.
Chapter 7: its the best and chapter for the solution of the Navier-Stokes I ever came across.
Chapter 8:it's a brief introduction to dealing with complex geometries.
Chapter 9: it is a brief summary, with several basic turbulence models covered.
Chapter 10: it's a brief introduction a book on compressible fluid is better if the researcher is refered to.
Chapter 11: it's a brief introduction on types of errors encountered when different numerical methods are used.
Chapter 12: can be regard as an introduction to application side of things.
I hope that was helpful good luck.