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Computational Gasdynamics

  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521570695

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  • Numerical methods are indispensable tools in the analysis of complex fluid flows. This book focuses on computational techniques for high-speed gas flows, especially gas flows containing shocks and other steep gradients. The book decomposes complicated numerical methods into simple modular parts, showing how each part fits and how each method relates to or differs from others. The text begins with a review of gasdynamics and computational techniques. Next come basic principles of computational gasdynamics. The last two parts cover basic techniques and advanced techniques. Senior and graduate level students, especially in aerospace engineering, as well as researchers and practising engineers, will find a wealth of invaluable information on high-speed gas flows in this text.

    • Devoted to computational gasdynamics, essential for aerospace engineering
    • Difficult subject made accessible by good, clear writing
    • Includes hundreds of figures, examples and homework problems
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    'Computational Gasdynamics, by Culbert Laney, is a wonderful resource. It belongs in the library of any engineer solving problems in compressible flow. It will make an excellent text, but perhaps not for introductory courses. This reviewer commends the author for organising this material and presenting it in clear, concise and understandable manner.' S. Eberhardt, European Journal of Mechanics

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    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521570695
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 186 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.335kg
    • contains: 213 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Gasdynamics Review:
    2. Governing equations of gasdynamics
    3. Waves
    4. Scalar conservation laws
    5. The Riemann problem
    Part II. Computational Review:
    6. Numerical error
    7. Orthogonal functions
    8. Interpolation
    9. Piecewise-polynomial reconstruction
    10. Numerical calculus
    Part III. Basic Principles of Computational Gasdynamics:
    11. Conservation and other basic principles
    12. The CFL condition
    13. Upwind and adaptive stencils
    14. Artificial viscosity
    15. Linear stability
    16. Non-linear stability
    Part IV. Basic Methods of Computational Gasdynamics:
    17. Basic numerical methods for scalar conservation laws
    18. Basic numerical methods for the Euler equations
    19. Boundary treatments
    Part V. Advanced Methods of Computational Gasdynamics:
    20. Flux averaging I: flux-limited methods
    21. Flux averaging II: flux-corrected methods
    22. Flux averaging III: self-adjusting hybrid methods
    23. Solution averaging: reconstruction-evolution methods
    24. A brief introduction to multi-dimensions
    Index.

  • Author

    Culbert B. Laney, University of Colorado, Denver

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