In this translation of the German edition, the authors provide insight into the numerical simulation of fluid flow. Using a simple numerical method as an expository example, the individual steps of scientific computing are presented: the derivation of the mathematical model; the discretization of the model equations; the development of algorithms; parallelization; and visualization of the computed data. In addition to the treatment of the basic equations for modeling laminar, transient flow of viscous, incompressible fluids - the Navier-Stokes equations - the authors look at the simulation of free surface flows; energy and chemical transport; and turbulence. Readers are enabled to write their own flow simulation program from scratch. The variety of applications is shown in several simulation results, including 92 black-and-white and 18 color illustrations. After reading this book, readers should be able to understand more enhanced algorithms of computational fluid dynamics and apply their new knowledge to other scientific fields.
Notation; 1. Numerical simulation - a key technology of the future; 2. The mathematical description of flows; 3. The numerical treatment of the Navier-Stokes equations; 4. Visualization techniques; 5. Example applications; 6. Free boundary value problems; 7. Example applications for free boundary value problems; 8. Parallelization; 9. Energy transport; 10. Turbulence; 11. Extension to Three dimensions; 12. Concluding remarks; Appendix A; Appendix B; Bibliography; Index.
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