Publisher description for Numerical computation of internal and external flows : fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics / Charles Hirsch.

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The second edition of this classic book delivers the most up to date and comprehensive text available on computational fluid dynamics for engineers and mathematicians. Already renowned for its range and authority, this new edition has been significantly developed in terms of both contents and scope. A complete, self contained text, it will form the basis of study for many leading CFD courses at senior undergraduate and graduate level: a truly formidable resource covering the fundamentals of CFD.

New approach takes readers seamlessly from first principles to more advanced and applied topics
Presents the essential components of a simulation system at a level suitable for those coming into contact with CFD for the first time, and is ideal for those who need a comprehensive refresher on the fundamentals of CFD
Enhanced pedagogy features chapter objectives, hands-on practice examples and end of chapter exercises
Extended coverage of finite difference, finite
volume and finite element methods
New chapters include an introduction to grid
properties and the use of grids in practice
Includes material on 2-D inviscid, potential
and Euler flows, 2-D viscous flows, Navier-
Stokes flows to enable the reader to develop basic CFD simulations
Accompanied by downloadable computer code for the numerical solution of 1-D convection and convection diffusion problems, plus test cases. Visit for details.
Includes Best-Practice guidelines for applying existing commercial or shareware CFD tools
Solutions Manual for registered lecturers is available by e-mailing

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models.
Fluid dynamics -- Data processing.
Fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Fluid dynamics -- Data processing -- Problems, exercises, etc.