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Lectures In Elementary Fluid Dynamics: Physics, Mathematics And Applications, James M. Mcdonough Jan 2009

Lectures In Elementary Fluid Dynamics: Physics, Mathematics And Applications, James M. Mcdonough

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From Chapter 1:

It takes little more than a brief look around for us to recognize that fluid dynamics is one of the most important of all areas of physics—life as we know it would not exist without fluids, and without the behavior that fluids exhibit.

It is the goal of these lecture notes to help students in this process of gaining an understanding of, and an appreciation for, fluid motion—what can be done with it, what it might do to you, how to analyze and predict it.


Lectures On Computational Numerical Analysis Of Partial Differential Equations, James M. Mcdonough Jan 2008

Lectures On Computational Numerical Analysis Of Partial Differential Equations, James M. Mcdonough

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From Chapter 1:

The purpose of these lectures is to present a set of straightforward numerical methods with applicability to essentially any problem associated with a partial differential equation (PDE) or system of PDEs independent of type, spatial dimension or form of nonlinearity.


Introductory Lectures On Turbulence: Physics, Mathematics And Modeling, James M. Mcdonough Jan 2007

Introductory Lectures On Turbulence: Physics, Mathematics And Modeling, James M. Mcdonough

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The understanding of turbulent behavior in flowing fluids is one of the most intriguing, frustrating— and important—problems in all of classical physics.

The problem of turbulence has been studied by many of the greatest physicists and engineers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and yet we do not understand in complete detail how or why turbulence occurs, nor can we predict turbulent behavior with any degree of reliability, even in very simple (from an engineering perspective) flow situations. Thus, study of turbulence is motivated both by its inherent intellectual challenge and by the practical utility of ...


Lectures In Computational Fluid Dynamics Of Incompressible Flow: Mathematics, Algorithms And Implementations, James M. Mcdonough Jan 2007

Lectures In Computational Fluid Dynamics Of Incompressible Flow: Mathematics, Algorithms And Implementations, James M. Mcdonough

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From Prologue:

The present lecture notes are written to emphasize the mathematics of the Navier–Stokes (N.–S.) equations of incompressible flow and the algorithms that have been developed over the past 30 years for solving them.