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Over the past few decades, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has emerged as a powerful tool for the design and optimization of new products and processes. It is widely used in a variety of applications and industries such as chemical, petroleum, aerospace, automotive, power generation, polymer processing, medical research, construction, meteorology, and so forth. In fluid mechanics, there are generally three routes of work in the field, three ways to conduct experiments. The first category is theoretical, or analytical, fluid mechanics.

Theoretical fluid mechanics includes theorizing, manipulating and solving equations with pen and paper. The Navier-Stokes equation governing incompressible fluid flow is an example of theoretical fluid mechanics. Secondly, many engineers and physicist work in the area of experimental fluid mechanics. Experimental fluid mechanics involves conducting actual physical experiments and studying the flow and the effect of various disturbances, shapes, and stimuli on the flow, such as waves generated by pools, air flow studies in actual wind tunnels, flow through physical pipes, etc. To improve the design of process equipment while avoiding tedious and time consuming experiments Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations have been employed during the last decades. The advent of fast computers has improved the accessibility of CFD, which appears as an effective tool with great potential.

Introduction To Computational Fluid Dynamics provides a comprehensive overview of computational fluid dynamics and applications, including experimental and theoretical aspects. It covers several up-to-date topics in fluid dynamics, computational modeling and its applications.

This book will serve as a valuable guide to meet the needs of scientists and research engineers who search for their own computational fluid dynamics skills to solve a variety of fluid flow problems as well as a growing number of engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists work in the area of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) will find it purposeful.