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FROM THE PUBLISHER Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are used to study and solve complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems. This comprehensive text ranges from elementary concepts for the beginner to state-of-the-art CFD for the practitioner. It discusses and illustrates the basic principles of finite difference (FD), finite element (FE), and finite volume (FV) methods, with step-by-step hand calculations. Chapters go on to examine 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. FROM THE CRITICS BooknewsThis textbook explains the finite difference methods (FDM) and finite element methods (FEM) as applied to the numerical solution of fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems. Both incompressible and compressible flows are treated. The second half of the book presents automatic grid generation strategies, and describes applications to turbulence, acoustics, multiphase flows, and electromagnetic fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Ta-Chung Liu (Chinese: 劉大中; October 27, 1914 – August 14, 1975) was a Chinese American economist and econometrician.