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As a result, the size of the computational problem is adaptively and progressively reduced, and so is the computing time. The single grid and mesh-sequencing convergence histories have also been plotted for comparison purposes. The mesh- sequencing provides a better initial guess for the fine grid computations by utilizing a sequence of coarse grids without using multigrid and interpolating the most recent coarse-grid solution onto the fine grid see 22 for more details.
So far, the main issue in connection with RANS has been the development of statistical turbulence models in the context of linear and non-linear eddy-viscosity models, and second-moment closures. In all cases additional transport equations require solution in conjunction with the Navier-Stokes equations. The primary aim of RANS turbulence modelling is to create a simpler framework for simulating flows of engineering interest.
However, this is far from being the case, especially when complex models such as non-linear eddy-viscosity models NLEVM , e. Numerical implementation of these models is not a trivial task, since the details of the implementation may have profound effects on the convergence. Complex models such as NLEVM and second-moment closures are far from being numerically robust, and significant efforts still need to be spent with respect to improving both their accuracy and efficiency.
Implementation of NLEVM in conjunction with Godunov-type methods and implicit schemes has been presented by the author and his collaborators in the recent past for both steady and unsteady compressible flows 30 , Results from dynamic-stall simulations around an oscillating aerofoil are shown in Fig.
We note that similar vortex flow phenomena occur in both oscillating and ramping aerofoils Fig. The computations for the unsteady airloads have been compared with the corresponding experimental results from The NLEVM provides overall better results but the differences between experiments and computations are still substantial.
Moreover, long computing times can be required in the case of complex models such as NLEVM or second-moment closures.
This can also be seen in the results Fig. Concerning the LES approach the main issue is to account for the unresolved small scales. The modelling difficulties, particularly in wall bounded flows, seem to be similar to those encountered in the RANS approach. Additionally, LES requires fully three-dimensional unsteady computations to be performed, though some successful two-dimensional simulations of flows with large separation have also been reported The objective of DNS is to resolve all scales of turbulent motion down to the Kolmogorov eddy.
Adequate resolution must ensure that simulated structures are correct and not numerical artifacts. However, currently DNS for turbulent flows of engineering interest is not feasible due to the lack of adequate computing resources.
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In the case of simulations of complex engineering flows the question is also whether one needs to simulate the flow down to the smallest scale. The Kolmogorov spectrum 56 describes how the energy density of turbulent structures decreases rapidly with increasing the wave number, where the Kolmogorov scale is the scale at which the viscous dissipation dominates the inertial flow of the fluid.
The downward transfer of energy from large to small scales is called the turbulent cascade process. The latter stops at the Kolmogorov scale, where an eddy is so small that it diffuses rapidly. Previous computations, experiments and theoretical analysis see e.
Another important issue is that the energy transfer is dominated by local interactions.
In other words, the energy does not skip from the large to the small scales, but the energy extraction from a given scale occurs as a result of interactions with eddies no more than an order of magnitude smaller. The upper plots show the density field at maximum incidence for an oscillating and a ramping NACA- aerofoil see 48 , 49 for more details. The experimental results are from The solutions obtained by the one-equation SA model 52 crosses and a non- linear eddy-viscosity model 47 squares , are compared with the experimental results from 54 ; SIO stands for 'shock-induced oscillations'.
The flow field at different time instants is also shown. The Issue of Numerical Accuracy in Computational Fluid Dynamics 19 The above advocate that accurate simulation of turbulent flows can possibly be performed at scales much larger than the Kolmogorov scale. Independent research studies l - 3 , 21 , have shown that LES of turbulent flows can also be performed on coarse grids without using a SGS model, if high-resolution monotone methods are employed for solving the flow equations.
In this case the numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations is filtered through the numerical scheme and the accuracy of the simulation relies entirely on the dissipation and dispersion properties of the non-linear monotone advection method.
In this direction, particular efforts should be spent in developing and investigating non-linear monotone schemes which would lead to accurate representation of the large energetic scales. We have performed 20 Computational Fluid Dynamics in Practice simulations in the context of Burgers' turbulence4 57 , 58 by employing different Godunov-type methods with and without utilizing a SGS model. The above solutions are compared with the results obtained by DNS of the Burgers' turbulence, using a very fine grid and a small time step 3.
In 3 , we have also performed similar investigations for mixing layer flows.
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Currently, we are also conducting studies regarding the use of the TVD-CB scheme and other Godunov-type methods as an 'implicit modelling' approach in complex transitional and turbulent flows of engineering interest. We discussed a number of computational approaches for simulating steady and time- dependent, laminar and turbulent, as well as incompressible and compressible flows. We highlighted, in particular, the benefits with respect to numerical accuracy that one can derive by using non-linear monotone methods such as Godunov-type methods.
Intensive research using these methods for accurately predicting shock waves and other gasdynamic phenomena, has been conducted for over three decades. Research to fully exploit the properties of these methods in the simulation of transitional and turbulent flows, is still in its infancy.
The preliminary indications are very encouraging, but significant efforts still need to be spent in order to understand the dissipation and dispersion behaviour of these methods in the above flows. Relevant to the above understanding is also the issue of numerical artifacts produced by computational methods 61 , The differential equations are represented by difference equations and thus spurious solutions due to the numerical scheme, time step, initial and boundary conditions, and time interval for which the calculation proceeds, may be introduced.
From the perspective of numerical analysis, an understanding of the occurrence of spurious solutions is buried in the details of the truncation error.
In the past, phenomena of stable and unstable multiple solutions and spurious steady state numerical solutions occurring below and above the linearized stability limit of a numerical scheme were observed Further research using the Navier-Stokes equations 35 has also shown that bifurcations to and from spurious asymptotic solutions are not only highly scheme and problem dependent, but also initial data and boundary condition dependent.
Therefore, simulations of complex flow phenomena such as turbulence should always be considered bearing in mind the aforementioned uncertainties. To achieve high-accuracy in under-resolved simulations of flows of engineering interest is a major challenge.
This can only be done by developing high-order methods which satisfy the 4 The Burgers' equation can be considered as an one-dimensional analog to the Navier-Stokes equations, though they lead to different energy spectra. The combination of these methods with advanced acceleration algorithms such as the dynamically-adaptive multigrid can possibly provide the desired accuracy in short computing times thus making complex turbulent flow computations affordable in an industrial design environment.
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Metacentric height Module 5: Fluid flow Lesson Classification, steady uniform and non uniform flow, Laminar and turbulent Lesson Continuity equation Lesson Head loss in fluid flow — Major head loss Lesson Head loss in fluid flow : Minor head loss Lesson Problems on head loss Lesson Determination of pipe diameter, determination of discharge, friction factor, critical velocity. Module 7: Flow through orifices, mouthpieces, notches and weirs Lesson There are some grammar issues, for example, "un symmetrical" should be "unsymmetrical".
The text provides a great initial open source documentation for fluid mechanics. I would like to take advantage of this book for my hydraulics and water resources engineering classes. For my classes, the control volume and dimensional analyses are For my classes, the control volume and dimensional analyses are great.
The index is easy to follow and directs the reader to the desired chapters. I could not find any errors so far. Yes, the content is up to date and the advantage is that fluid dynamics will be part of our engineering education for a long time. However, a little more spacing would benefit the transition from text to equations and figures.
It feels a little cramped as is. Maybe just adding a couple of blank lines would already help. See my comments on item 1. I actually intend to use parts of the book for my class on a related subject. Additional modules can be added over time. Additional examples and figures would help to engage the students more, Especially in the introductory paragraphs.
Which might be good to avoid distraction, however, additional figures and examples could engage the students a little more. Great addition to the open text book library. I will certainly use portion of it for my upcoming classes. I look forward to additions on hydraulics to the contents. Hopefully exercises would also be added in the future. The material cover in the book is a mixture of a basic fluid course, with a good review of thermodynamics and mechanics, with some higher level topics in fluids such as compressible flow and potential flow chapters.
However, it ignores complete However, it ignores complete internal and external flow, which are important applications for most engineers covering fluids. The material presented seemed accurate, although there are some mistakes in some equations, specially in chapters 9 and Although most of the text was well written, there are a few parts where it was unclear what the author was trying to explain.
It could be just typo, but at time it looked like the explanation didn't make sense. The book is well organized, and presented in a clean fashion. I'm not sure that the review of thermodynamics and mechanics are required or in the appropriate place, but they are independent and clearly marked. There are some errors in the book, with missing word or unclear definitions or explanations. Having said that, the review by several people should help in the correction of the mistakes.
Most of the material is presented in a clear manner, the book itself cannot be described as a basic course in fluids, as is missing some topics and expands too much in some advance ones. Another potential issue is the lack of practice problems in every chapter. It would have been good for the book to the some resources in this area. I could see myself using some of the content as support material, but I would not use this book as my primary source.
Reviewed by Kenneth Miller, Professor, St. I am looking at this as a first textbook in fluid mechanics for undergraduate engineering students. While it covers most of the normal topics, there are a few significant omissions.
These are very important topics omissions for an undergraduate course, yet it does go into compressible flow and multiphase flow which are not usually covered in the first semester of fluid mechanics. There are a lot of inconsistencies in notation which make this hard to really judge. There were also a lot of typos.
There were not many current or recent developments included. This made it particularly hard to engage the students. Recent issues such as micro-scale flow were missing and the examples were pretty much the same situations as I saw in my first fluid mechanics book.
This is probably the weakest aspect of the book. I had several students that had already taken their undergraduate fluids course read through it and all of them felt lost trying to follow it.
The most common comment was that it looked like a huge list of equations with a little bit of explanation between them. Even the introduction, usually a pretty quick read, became very intimidating after the first three sections. It was almost impossible for them to follow. Students usually struggle with the Reynolds Transport Theorem and differential analysis in my classes, and they commented that this book made them even more confusing.
There is little consistency in how things are presented.
Reading through some chapters, it almost felt like there were missing sections. This book does a pretty good job of keeping sections down to a reasonable length. The breakdown and length of chapters is reasonable.
At the chapter level, it was good. Within the chapters, there were a lot of problems. Topics often seemed out of place, or referenced in examples before they are explained or introduced. The chapter on fluid statics was particularly troublesome from this aspect. Most of the figures were readable, but the overall quality seemed to diminish as the book went forward. They were also very inconsistent as if each were done by a different person with a different style.
This made the book feel even more confusing to my students.
A lot of grammar and spelling problems. After reading through the book, I also read the review from Jiarong Hong and my observations and comments fall pretty closely in line with his. The book does not list any updates since his review.
This book is intended to serve as an undergraduate textbook. Although it captures some core materials of fluid mechanics such as integral and differential analysis, it misses many important introductory concepts and materials that are suitable for Although it captures some core materials of fluid mechanics such as integral and differential analysis, it misses many important introductory concepts and materials that are suitable for undergraduate level and that are often emphasized in many other standard textbooks.
The important materials that are missing include thorough discussions on Lagrangian and Eulerian perspectives, Bernoulli equation, pipe flows, detailed discussion on boundary layer, Drag and Lift, and the concept of laminar and turbulent flows, etc. Specifically, there are only paragraphs that introduce Lagrangian and Eulerian perspective very briefly. There is no discussion on laminar to turbulence transition, the classical flows over a flat plate and fully-developed pipe flows including famous Moody chart.
There is very little discussion on Bernoulli equation, which is probably the most memorable element in the fluid mechanics for the undergraduates. These missing materials are extremely important because: Instead of focusing on these basic elements, the book introduces many materials that are rarely-seen from standard textbooks e. This book does not have any exercise problems for the students.
However, it is meritorious that the book contains a chapter that reviews the classical mechanics and an appendix that summarizes the mathematics for fluid mechanics, which are very useful review materials for undergraduates to get ready for fluid mechanics.
Considering the fact that this book contains so many grammar errors and inconsistencies, I am skeptical on the accuracy of some of materials that presented in this book.
One example is on the discussion of surface tension.
The book criticizes the explanation of surface tension from many other textbooks.Rotameter, Water level point gauge, hook gauge Module 9: Dimensional analysis Lesson The topic of fluid mechanics was chosen just to fill the introduction chapter to compressible flow. Reading through some chapters, it almost felt like there were missing sections.
In this direction, particular efforts should be spent in developing and investigating non-linear monotone schemes which would lead to accurate representation of the large energetic scales.
Another potential issue is the lack of practice problems in every chapter. Having said that, the review by several people should help in the correction of the mistakes. Ecer, J. Results from the acceleration of the numerical convergence using the above method are shown in Fig. Also, the book doesn't provide Further research using the Navier-Stokes equations 35 has also shown that bifurcations to and from spurious asymptotic solutions are not only highly scheme and problem dependent, but also initial data and boundary condition dependent.