Book Title : Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method for Heat and Fluid Flow

Author(s) : Roland W. Lewis, Perumal Nithiarasu, Kankanhalli Seetharamu

Publisher : Wiley

Edition : First

Pages : 343

Size : 12 Mb

Book Description:

Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method for Heat and Fluid Flow by *Roland W. Lewis, Perumal Nithiarasu, Kankanhalli Seetharamu* book is ideal for teaching undergraduates the basics how to use the FEM to solve heat transfer and fluid dynamics problems explains how to solve various heat transfer problems with different types of boundary conditions uses recent methods to handle fluid motion and heat transfer problems. This eBook has a large number of examples and exercises on heat transfer problems. In area of parallel computing, computational efficiency and easy to handle codes play a major part. Keeping this point in mind the authors covered the topics covered on combined flow and heat transfer in this eBook will be an asset for practicing engineers and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents:

Preface

1 Introduction

2 Some Basic Discrete Systems

3 The Finite Element Method

4 Steady State Heat Conduction in One Dimension

5 Steady State Heat Conduction in Multi-dimensions

6 Transient Heat Conduction Analysis

7 Convection Heat Transfer

8 Convection in Porous Media

9 Some Examples of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Problems

10 Implementation of Computer Code

A Green’s Lemma

B Integration Formulae

C Finite Element Assembly Procedure

D Simplified Form of the Navier–Stokes Equations

Index