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The Application of the Chebyshev Spectral Method in Transport Phenomena

The Application of the Chebyshev Spectral Method in Transport Phenomena Author Weidong Guo
ISBN-10 9783642340888
Release 2013-01-26
Pages 229
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Transport phenomena problems that occur in engineering and physics are often multi-dimensional and multi-phase in character. When taking recourse to numerical methods the spectral method is particularly useful and efficient. The book is meant principally to train students and non-specialists to use the spectral method for solving problems that model fluid flow in closed geometries with heat or mass transfer. To this aim the reader should bring a working knowledge of fluid mechanics and heat transfer and should be readily conversant with simple concepts of linear algebra including spectral decomposition of matrices as well as solvability conditions for inhomogeneous problems. The book is neither meant to supply a ready-to-use program that is all-purpose nor to go through all manners of mathematical proofs. The focus in this tutorial is on the use of the spectral methods for space discretization, because this is where most of the difficulty lies. While time dependent problems are also of great interest, time marching procedures are dealt with by briefly introducing and providing a simple, direct, and efficient method. Many examples are provided in the text as well as numerous exercises for each chapter. Several of the examples are attended by subtle points which the reader will face while working them out. Some of these points are deliberated upon in endnotes to the various chapters, others are touched upon in the book itself.

Spectral Methods in MATLAB

Spectral Methods in MATLAB Author Lloyd N. Trefethen
ISBN-10 9780898714654
Release 2000-07-01
Pages 165
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Numerical Analysis of Spectral Methods

Numerical Analysis of Spectral Methods Author David Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9780898710236
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 172
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A unified discussion of the formulation and analysis of special methods of mixed initial boundary-value problems. The focus is on the development of a new mathematical theory that explains why and how well spectral methods work. Included are interesting extensions of the classical numerical analysis.

Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models

Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models Author Peter H. Lauritzen
ISBN-10 364211640X
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 564
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This book surveys recent developments in numerical techniques for global atmospheric models. It is based upon a collection of lectures prepared by leading experts in the field. The chapters reveal the multitude of steps that determine the global atmospheric model design. They encompass the choice of the equation set, computational grids on the sphere, horizontal and vertical discretizations, time integration methods, filtering and diffusion mechanisms, conservation properties, tracer transport, and considerations for designing models for massively parallel computers. A reader interested in applied numerical methods but also the many facets of atmospheric modeling should find this book of particular relevance.

Computational Methods for Geodynamics

Computational Methods for Geodynamics Author Alik Ismail-Zadeh
ISBN-10 9781139489355
Release 2010-07-22
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Written as both a textbook and a handy reference, this text deliberately avoids complex mathematics assuming only basic familiarity with geodynamic theory and calculus. Here, the authors have brought together the key numerical techniques for geodynamic modeling, demonstrations of how to solve problems including lithospheric deformation, mantle convection and the geodynamo. Building from a discussion of the fundamental principles of mathematical and numerical modeling, the text moves into critical examinations of each of the different techniques before concluding with a detailed analysis of specific geodynamic applications. Key differences between methods and their respective limitations are also discussed - showing readers when and how to apply a particular method in order to produce the most accurate results. This is an essential text for advanced courses on numerical and computational modeling in geodynamics and geophysics, and an invaluable resource for researchers looking to master cutting-edge techniques. Links to supplementary computer codes are available online.

Spectral and High Order Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Spectral and High Order Methods for Partial Differential Equations Author Jan S. Hesthaven
ISBN-10 3642153372
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 510
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The book contains a selection of high quality papers, chosen among the best presentations during the International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods (2009), and provides an overview of the depth and breadth of the activities within this important research area. The carefully reviewed selection of the papers will provide the reader with a snapshot of state-of-the-art and help initiate new research directions through the extensive bibliography.

Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics

Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics Author Rene de Borst
ISBN-10 9048198097
Release 2010-10-09
Pages 446
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This work gives a modern, up-to-date account of recent developments in computational multiscale mechanics. Both upscaling and concurrent computing methodologies will be addressed for a range of application areas in computational solid and fluid mechanics: Scale transitions in materials, turbulence in fluid-structure interaction problems, multiscale/multilevel optimization, multiscale poromechanics. A Dutch-German research group that consists of qualified and well-known researchers in the field has worked for six years on the topic of computational multiscale mechanics. This text provides a unique opportunity to consolidate and disseminate the knowledge gained in this project. The addition of chapters written by experts outside this working group provides a broad and multifaceted view of this rapidly evolving field.

An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics Author Henk Kaarle Versteeg
ISBN-10 0131274988
Release 2007
Pages 503
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This book presents the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics for the novice. It provides a thorough yet user-friendly introduction to the governing equations and boundary conditions of viscous fluid flows and its modelling.

International Aerospace Abstracts

International Aerospace Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021091363
Release 1997
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International Aerospace Abstracts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Aerospace Abstracts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Aerospace Abstracts book for free.

Fluvial Hydrodynamics

Fluvial Hydrodynamics Author Subhasish Dey
ISBN-10 9783642190629
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 687
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The state-of-the-art in fluvial hydrodynamics can be examined only through a careful exploration of the theoretical development and applied engineering technology. The book is primarily focused, since most up-to-date research findings in the field are presented, on the research aspects that involve a comprehensive knowledge of sediment dynamics in turbulent flows. It begins with the fundamentals of hydrodynamics and particle motion followed by turbulence characteristics related to sediment motion. Then, the sediment dynamics is analysed from a classical perspective by applying the mean bed shear approach and additionally incorporating a statistical description for the role of turbulence. The work finally examines the local scour problems at hydraulic structures and scale models. It is intended to design as a course textbook in graduate / research level and a guide for the field engineers as well, keeping up with modern technological developments. Therefore, as a simple prerequisite, the background of the readers should have a basic knowledge in hydraulics in undergraduate level and an understanding of fundamentals of calculus.

Fundamentals of Engineering Numerical Analysis

Fundamentals of Engineering Numerical Analysis Author Parviz Moin
ISBN-10 9781139489553
Release 2010-08-23
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Since the original publication of this book, available computer power has increased greatly. Today, scientific computing is playing an ever more prominent role as a tool in scientific discovery and engineering analysis. In this second edition, the key addition is an introduction to the finite element method. This is a widely used technique for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) in complex domains. This text introduces numerical methods and shows how to develop, analyse, and use them. Complete MATLAB programs for all the worked examples are now available at, and more than 30 exercises have been added. This thorough and practical book is intended as a first course in numerical analysis, primarily for new graduate students in engineering and physical science. Along with mastering the fundamentals of numerical methods, students will learn to write their own computer programs using standard numerical methods.

Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics

Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics Author Claudio Canuto
ISBN-10 9783642841088
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 568
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This is a book about spectral methods for partial differential equations: when to use them, how to implement them, and what can be learned from their of spectral methods has evolved rigorous theory. The computational side vigorously since the early 1970s, especially in computationally intensive of the more spectacular applications are applications in fluid dynamics. Some of the power of these discussed here, first in general terms as examples of the methods have been methods and later in great detail after the specifics covered. This book pays special attention to those algorithmic details which are essential to successful implementation of spectral methods. The focus is on algorithms for fluid dynamical problems in transition, turbulence, and aero dynamics. This book does not address specific applications in meteorology, partly because of the lack of experience of the authors in this field and partly because of the coverage provided by Haltiner and Williams (1980). The success of spectral methods in practical computations has led to an increasing interest in their theoretical aspects, especially since the mid-1970s. Although the theory does not yet cover the complete spectrum of applications, the analytical techniques which have been developed in recent years have facilitated the examination of an increasing number of problems of practical interest. In this book we present a unified theory of the mathematical analysis of spectral methods and apply it to many of the algorithms in current use.

Spectral Methods in Chemistry and Physics

Spectral Methods in Chemistry and Physics Author Bernard Shizgal
ISBN-10 9789401794541
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 415
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This book is a pedagogical presentation of the application of spectral and pseudospectral methods to kinetic theory and quantum mechanics. There are additional applications to astrophysics, engineering, biology and many other fields. The main objective of this book is to provide the basic concepts to enable the use of spectral and pseudospectral methods to solve problems in diverse fields of interest and to a wide audience. While spectral methods are generally based on Fourier Series or Chebychev polynomials, non-classical polynomials and associated quadratures are used for many of the applications presented in the book. Fourier series methods are summarized with a discussion of the resolution of the Gibbs phenomenon. Classical and non-classical quadratures are used for the evaluation of integrals in reaction dynamics including nuclear fusion, radial integrals in density functional theory, in elastic scattering theory and other applications. The subject matter includes the calculation of transport coefficients in gases and other gas dynamical problems based on spectral and pseudospectral solutions of the Boltzmann equation. Radiative transfer in astrophysics and atmospheric science, and applications to space physics are discussed. The relaxation of initial non-equilibrium distributions to equilibrium for several different systems is studied with the Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck equations. The eigenvalue spectra of the linear operators in the Boltzmann, Fokker-Planck and Schrödinger equations are studied with spectral and pseudospectral methods based on non-classical orthogonal polynomials. The numerical methods referred to as the Discrete Ordinate Method, Differential Quadrature, the Quadrature Discretization Method, the Discrete Variable Representation, the Lagrange Mesh Method, and others are discussed and compared. MATLAB codes are provided for most of the numerical results reported in the book - see Link under 'Additional Information' on the the right-hand column.

Computational Methods for Electromagnetic Phenomena

Computational Methods for Electromagnetic Phenomena Author Wei Cai
ISBN-10 9781107021051
Release 2013-01-03
Pages 444
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The first book of its kind to cover a wide range of computational methods for electromagnetic phenomena, from atomistic to continuum scales, this integrated and balanced treatment of mathematical formulations, algorithms and the underlying physics enables us to engage in innovative and advanced interdisciplinary computational research.

Basics of Fluid Mechanics and Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Basics of Fluid Mechanics and Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics Author Titus Petrila
ISBN-10 9780387238388
Release 2006-06-14
Pages 500
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The present book – through the topics and the problems approach – aims at filling a gap, a real need in our literature concerning CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Our presentation results from a large documentation and focuses on reviewing the present day most important numerical and computational methods in CFD. Many theoreticians and experts in the field have expressed their - terest in and need for such an enterprise. This was the motivation for carrying out our study and writing this book. It contains an important systematic collection of numerical working instruments in Fluid Dyn- ics. Our current approach to CFD started ten years ago when the Univ- sity of Paris XI suggested a collaboration in the field of spectral methods for fluid dynamics. Soon after – preeminently studying the numerical approaches to Navier–Stokes nonlinearities – we completed a number of research projects which we presented at the most important inter- tional conferences in the field, to gratifying appreciation. An important qualitative step in our work was provided by the dev- opment of a computational basis and by access to a number of expert softwares. This fact allowed us to generate effective working programs for most of the problems and examples presented in the book, an - pect which was not taken into account in most similar studies that have already appeared all over the world.

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435026160705
Release 1989
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Applied Mechanics Reviews has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Applied Mechanics Reviews also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Applied Mechanics Reviews book for free.

The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations

The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations Author Kai Diethelm
ISBN-10 9783642145742
Release 2010-08-18
Pages 247
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Fractional calculus was first developed by pure mathematicians in the middle of the 19th century. Some 100 years later, engineers and physicists have found applications for these concepts in their areas. However there has traditionally been little interaction between these two communities. In particular, typical mathematical works provide extensive findings on aspects with comparatively little significance in applications, and the engineering literature often lacks mathematical detail and precision. This book bridges the gap between the two communities. It concentrates on the class of fractional derivatives most important in applications, the Caputo operators, and provides a self-contained, thorough and mathematically rigorous study of their properties and of the corresponding differential equations. The text is a useful tool for mathematicians and researchers from the applied sciences alike. It can also be used as a basis for teaching graduate courses on fractional differential equations.