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Other Asking for recommendation on Fluid Dynamics and CFD textbooks

  1. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM #1
    Dear All

    I am an undergraduate student studying in physics. I would probably get into research that needed fluid dynamics and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) skills. Previously I have not been taking a formal fluid dynamics course since there is none. I would like to pick up those skills by choosing some text for self - studying. However, I found that most of the fluid mechanics or fluid dynamics book on the market are engineering oriented. I would like to ask would there be any suggestion on good fluid dynamics book that are physics oriented? Nevertheless, would there be any good suggestion on a good CFD book for self study?

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  3. Nov 12, 2018 at 8:05 AM #2


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    If you are at a university I recommend looking in your library, since looking at the book first hand is the best way to know if it might work for you. Here are a couple examples:

    Tritton's book is pretty good:
    it is geared for a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate physics student.

    A more comprehensive (and heavier!) book is by Kundu:

    If you look in your library stacks near these books you will surely find many others as well. Good luck,

    I won't suggest cfd books since I know absolutely nothing about the subject.

  4. Nov 13, 2018 at 6:34 AM #3

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    Pozrikidis's book "Introduction to theoretical and computational fluid dynamics" is (likely) exactly what you are looking for.
  5. Nov 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM #4


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    For theory one of the most clear and well-written hydro book is volume 6 of Landau&Lifshitz.
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