Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Characteristics, Applications and Analysis

Gretchen Powell (Editor)

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC009070

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) combines continuum and discrete theories for fluid modeling with computational algorithms for fluid simulation. It is an important research area since there is a wide range of natural phenomena that can be modeled through fluid theory. Some common engineering examples are pumps, fans, turbines, airplanes, ships, rivers, windmills, pipes, and more recently, the hemodynamics of the arterial system. This book examines several characteristics of CFD, as well as its applications and analysis. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Comparative Investigation on Resistance Prediction of an Oceanic Wave Glider Robot Using CFD Method
Alaaeldeen M.E. Ahmed (Shipbuilding Engineering Department, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 2. A Review of the Computational Fluid-Dynamics Simulation Software: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Main Applications
José Ignacio Rojas-Sola, Carlos García-Baena and Manuel Jesús Hermoso-Orzáez (University of Jaén, Department of Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects, Campus de las Lagunillas, Jaén, Spain)

Chapter 3. Fluid Flow Summarization Technique for Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
Leandro Tavares da Silva and Gilson Antonio Giraldi (National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. CFD Study on the Drag Reduction of a Bluff Body by a Combined Blowing/Suction Technique
P.G. Mut and J. Ortega-Casanova (Universidad de Málaga, Andalucía Tech, E. T. S. Ingeniería Industrial, Málaga, Spain)

Chapter 5. Parametric Optimization of a Laminar-Flow Micromixer by CFD
A. Salas and J. Ortega-Casanova (Universidad de Málaga, Andalucía Tech, E. T. S. Ingeniería Industrial, Málaga, Spain)

Chapter 6. Numerical Analysis of Temperature Distribution in Combustors Considering Different Conditions
A. Gallegos-Muñoz, J.A. Alfaro-Ayala and J.M. Belman-Flores (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Comunidad de Palo Blanco, Carretera Salamanca-Valle de Santiago, Salamanca, Gto., Mexico)

Chapter 7. Aerodynamic Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Applying Fluid Structure Interaction
A. Gallegos-Muñoz, N. C. Uzárraga-Rodríguez, Ma.T. Parra-Santos and D.A. Sifuentes Godoy (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Comunidad de Palo Blanco, Carretera Salamanca-Valle de Santiago, Salamanca, Gto., Mexico, and others)

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