P. Wesseling, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

ISBN 3-540-67853-0 ISSN 0179-3632
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York 2001
XII, 644 pages, 150 figs., hardcover
(Springer Series in Computational Mathematics Vol.29)
List price: 87 EURO

The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, engineers and physicists involved in flow computations. An up-to-date account is given of the present state of the art of numerical methods employed in computational fluid dynamics. The underlying numerical principles are treated with a fair amount of detail, using elementary mathematical analysis. Attention is given to difficulties arising from geometric complexity of the flow domain and of nonuniform structured boundary-fitted grids. Uniform accuracy and efficiency for singular perturbation problems is studied, pointing the way to accurate computation of flows at high Reynolds number. Much attention is given to stability analysis, and useful stability conditions are provided, some of them new, for many numerical schemes used in practice. Unified methods for compressible and incompressible flows are discussed. Numerical analysis of the shallow-water equations is included. The theory of hyperbolic conservation laws is treated. Godunov's order barrier and how to overcome it by means of slope-limited schemes is discussed. An introduction is given to efficient iterative solution methods, using Krylov subspace and multigrid acceleration. Many pointers are given to the current literature, to help the reader to quickly reach the current research frontier.

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MATLAB software used for numerical examples described in the book is freely available in the form of a tar file: click here