Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2nd Edition

A Practical Approach

Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2nd Edition,Jiyuan Tu,Guan Heng Yeoh,Chaoqun Liu,ISBN9780080982434

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As an introduction to understanding CFD and using CFD codes to solve engineering problems, this is still the first and only book designed for the CFD user rather than CFD developer.

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New to this edition:

  • A more comprehensive coverage of CFD techniques including discretisation via finite element and spectral element as well as finite difference and finite volume methods and multigrid method.
  • Coverage of different approaches to CFD grid generation in order to closely match how CFD meshing is being used in industry.
  • Additional coverage of high-pressure fluid dynamics and meshless approach to provide a broader overview of the application areas where CFD can be used.
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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.


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)

Jiyuan Tu

Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Professor and Deputy Head, Research and Innovation, Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Melbourne Institute Technology (RMIT) University, Australia

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Guan Heng Yeoh

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid Dynamics), University of New South Wales, Sydney

Guan Heng Yeoh is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, and a Senior Research Scientist at ANSTO. He is the founder and Editor of the Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows and the Group Leader of Computational Thermal-Hydraulics of OPAL Research Reactor, ANSTO. He has approximately 180 publications including 7 books, 10 book chapters, 83 journal articles, and 80 conference papers with an H-index 16 and over 800 citations. His research interests are computational fluid dynamics (CFD); numerical heat and mass transfer; turbulence modelling using Reynolds averaging and large eddy simulation; combustion, radiation heat transfer, soot formation and oxidation, and solid pyrolysis in fire engineering; fundamental studies in multiphase flows: free surface, gas-particle, liquid-solid (blood flow and nanoparticles), and gas-liquid (bubbly, slug/cap, churn-turbulent, and subcooled nucleate boiling flows); computational modelling of industrial systems of single-phase and multiphase flows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

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Chaoqun Liu

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Center for Numerical Simulation and Modeling, University of Texas at Arlington

Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2nd Edition

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


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