Numerical Simulation of Reactive Flow

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9780130521194: Numerical Simulation of Reactive Flow

Reactive flows encompass a broad range of physical phenomena, interacting over many different time and space scales. Such flows occur in combustion, chemical lasers, the earth's oceans and atmosphere, and in stars. Because of a similarity in their descriptive equations, procedures for constructing numerical models of these systems are also similar, and these similarities can be exploited. Moreover, using the latest technology, what were once difficult and expensive computations can now be done on desktop computers. This new edition of a highly successful book presents algorithms useful for reactive flow simulations, describes trade-offs involved in their use, and gives guidance for building and using models of complex reactive flows. It takes account of the explosive growth in computer technology and the greatly increased capacity for solving complex reactive-flow problems that has occurred since the previous edition was published more than fifteen years ago. An indispensable guide on how to construct, use, and interpret numerical simulations of reactive flows, this book will be welcomed by advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and a wide range of researchers and practitioners in engineering, physics, and chemistry.

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Reactive flows encompass such physical phenomena as combustion, chemical lasers, the earth's oceans and atmosphere, and stars. Because of a similarity in their descriptive equations, procedures for constructing numerical models of these flows are also similar. This book takes account of the explosive growth in computer technology and the greatly increased capacity for solving complex reactive-flow problems that has occurred since the first edition was published in 1987. It presents algorithms for reactive flow simulations, describes trade-offs involved in their use, and gives guidance for building and using models of complex reactive flows. An indispensable manual for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in engineering, physics, and chemistry.

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