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Dealing with general problems in fluid mechanics, convection diffusion, compressible and incompressible laminar and turbulent flow, shallow water flows and waves, this is the leading text and reference for engineers working with fluid dynamics in fields including aerospace engineering, vehicle design, thermal engineering, chemical engineering and many other engineering applications. A complete fluids text and reference in its own right, and along with its companion volumes, the book forms part of the indispensable Finite Element Method series. New material in this edition includes sub-grid scale modelling; artificial compressibility; full new chapters on turbulent flows, free surface flows and porous medium flows; expanded shallow water flows plus long, medium and short waves; and advances in parallel computing.

• A complete, stand-alone reference on fluid mechanics applications of the FEM for mechanical, aeronautical, automotive, marine, chemical and civil engineers.
• Extensive new coverage of turbulent flow and free surface treatments
• Accompanied by downloadable FEM source code

Dealing with general problems in fluid mechanics, convection diffusion, compressible and incompressible laminar and turbulent flow, shallow water flows and waves, this is the leading text and reference for engineers working with fluid dynamics in fields including aerospace engineering, vehicle design, thermal engineering and many other engineering applications. The new edition is a complete fluids text and reference in its own right. Along with its companion volumes it forms part of the indispensable Finite Element Method series.

New material in this edition includes sub-grid scale modelling; artificial compressibility; full new chapters on turbulent flows, free surface flows and porous medium flows; expanded shallow water flows plus long, medium and short waves; and advances in parallel computing. A complete, stand-alone reference on fluid mechanics applications of the FEM for mechanical, aeronautical, automotive, marine, chemical and civil engineers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is very difficult to write a book which covers the entire finite element field. ..The authors have made a splendid attempt at a very difficult task. The books remain a tremendous bargain...and are an invaluable guide to the entire field of finite elements. If you are serious about working on finite elements you cannot do without this book."
Mathematics Today, August 2001.

"...the publication of the first edition was an epoch making event...it is written by...the greatest theorist of the subject. If you are serious about finite elements, this is a book that you simply cannot afford to be without."
International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering.

"..the pre-eminent reference work on finite element analysis." Applied Mechanical Review

"...a very good book...presentation is first class...will be of great assistance to all engineers and scientists interested in the method...a very commendable piece of work." Journal of the British Society for Strain Measurement

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‘...this is a book that you simply cannot afford to be without.’ - International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750663229
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/22/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. P. Nithiarasu, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Wales Swansea, has over ten years of experience in the finite element based computational fluid dynamics research. He moved to Swansea in 1996 after completing his PhD research at IIT Madras. He was awarded Zienkiewicz silver medal and prize of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK in 2002. In 2004 he was selected to receive the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) award for young scientists in computational engineering sciences. Dr Nithiarasu is the author of several articles in the area of fluid dynamics, porous medium flows and the finite element method.
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Table of Contents

Intro to equations of fluid dynamics & finite element approximation; Convection dominated problems - finite element approximations to convection-diffusion-reaction equation; Characteristic-based split (CBS) algorithm. General procedure for compressible & incompressible flow; Incompressible Newtonian laminar flows; Incompressible non-Newtonian flows; Free surface & buoyancy driven flows; Compressible high-speed gas flow; Turbulent flows; Flow through porous media; Shallow water problems; Long & medium waves; Short waves; Computer implementation of CBS algorithm

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