Handbook of Grid Generation

Author: Joe F. Thompson,Bharat K. Soni,Nigel P. Weatherill

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1136

View: 9375

Handbook of Grid Generation addresses the use of grids (meshes) in the numerical solutions of partial differential equations by finite elements, finite volume, finite differences, and boundary elements. Four parts divide the chapters: structured grids, unstructured girds, surface definition, and adaption/quality. An introduction to each section provides a roadmap through the material. This handbook covers: Fundamental concepts and approaches Grid generation process Essential mathematical elements from tensor analysis and differential geometry, particularly relevant to curves and surfaces Cells of any shape - Cartesian, structured curvilinear coordinates, unstructured tetrahedra, unstructured hexahedra, or various combinations Separate grids overlaid on one another, communicating data through interpolation Moving boundaries and internal interfaces in the field Resolving gradients and controlling solution error Grid generation codes, both commercial and freeware, as well as representative and illustrative grid configurations Handbook of Grid Generation contains 37 chapters as well as contributions from more than 100 experts from around the world, comprehensively evaluating this expanding field and providing a fundamental orientation for practitioners.

Handbook of Fluid Dynamics

Author: Richard W. Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439849579

Category: Science

Page: 1580

View: 3327

Handbook of Fluid Dynamics offers balanced coverage of the three traditional areas of fluid dynamics-theoretical, computational, and experimental-complete with valuable appendices presenting the mathematics of fluid dynamics, tables of dimensionless numbers, and tables of the properties of gases and vapors. Each chapter introduces a different fluid

Handbook of Computational Geometry

Author: J.R. Sack,J. Urrutia

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080529684

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1075

View: 5548

Computational Geometry is an area that provides solutions to geometric problems which arise in applications including Geographic Information Systems, Robotics and Computer Graphics. This Handbook provides an overview of key concepts and results in Computational Geometry. It may serve as a reference and study guide to the field. Not only the most advanced methods or solutions are described, but also many alternate ways of looking at problems and how to solve them.

Grid Generation Methods

Author: Vladimir D. Liseikin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048129125

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 651

This text is an introduction to methods of grid generation technology in scientific computing. Special attention is given to methods developed by the author for the treatment of singularly-perturbed equations, e.g. in modeling high Reynolds number flows. Functionals of conformality, orthogonality, energy and alignment are discussed.

Handbook of Software Solutions for ICME

Author: Georg J. Schmitz,Ulrich Prahl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527693580

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 420

View: 486

As one of the results of an ambitious project, this handbook provides a well-structured directory of globally available software tools in the area of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). The compilation covers models, software tools, and numerical methods allowing describing electronic, atomistic, and mesoscopic phenomena, which in their combination determine the microstructure and the properties of materials. It reaches out to simulations of component manufacture comprising primary shaping, forming, joining, coating, heat treatment, and machining processes. Models and tools addressing the in-service behavior like fatigue, corrosion, and eventually recycling complete the compilation. An introductory overview is provided for each of these different modelling areas highlighting the relevant phenomena and also discussing the current state for the different simulation approaches. A must-have for researchers, application engineers, and simulation software providers seeking a holistic overview about the current state of the art in a huge variety of modelling topics. This handbook equally serves as a reference manual for academic and commercial software developers and providers, for industrial users of simulation software, and for decision makers seeking to optimize their production by simulations. In view of its sound introductions into the different fields of materials physics, materials chemistry, materials engineering and materials processing it also serves as a tutorial for students in the emerging discipline of ICME, which requires a broad view on things and at least a basic education in adjacent fields.

Handbook of Computational Fluid Mechanics

Author: Roger Peyret

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0125530102

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 467

View: 4346

This handbook covers computational fluid dynamics from fundamentals to applications. This text provides a well documented critical survey of numerical methods for fluid mechanics, and gives a state-of-the-art description of computational fluid mechanics, considering numerical analysis, computer technology, and visualization tools. The chapters in this book are invaluable tools for reaching a deeper understanding of the problems associated with the calculation of fluid motion in various situations: inviscid and viscous, incompressible and compressible, steady and unsteady, laminar and turbulent flows, as well as simple and complex geometries. Each chapter includes a related bibliography Covers fundamentals and applications Provides a deeper understanding of the problems associated with the calculation of fluid motion

Advances in Grid Generation

Author: Olga V. Ushakova

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 1424

Grid generation deals with the use of grids (meshes) in the numerical solution of partial differential equations by finite elements, finite volume, finite differences and boundary elements. Grid generation is applied in the aerospace, mechanical engineering and scientific computing fields. This book presents new research in the field.

Optimization of Elliptic Systems

Theory and Applications

Author: Pekka Neittaanmaki,J├╝rgen Sprekels,Dan Tiba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387272364

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

View: 2863

The present monograph is intended to provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the optimization of elliptic systems. This area of mathematical research, which has many important applications in science and technology. has experienced an impressive development during the past two decades. There are already many good textbooks dealing with various aspects of optimal design problems. In this regard, we refer to the works of Pironneau [1984], Haslinger and Neittaanmaki [1988], [1996], Sokolowski and Zolksio [1992], Litvinov [2000], Allaire [2001], Mohammadi and Pironneau [2001], Delfour and Zolksio [2001], and Makinen and Haslinger [2003]. Already Lions [I9681 devoted a major part of his classical monograph on the optimal control of partial differential equations to the optimization of elliptic systems. Let us also mention that even the very first known problem of the calculus of variations, the brachistochrone studied by Bernoulli back in 1696. is in fact a shape optimization problem. The natural richness of this mathematical research subject, as well as the extremely large field of possible applications, has created the unusual situation that although many important results and methods have already been est- lished, there are still pressing unsolved questions. In this monograph, we aim to address some of these open problems; as a consequence, there is only a minor overlap with the textbooks already existing in the field.

Schwarz-Christoffel Mapping

Author: Tobin A. Driscoll,Lloyd N. Trefethen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139433921

Category: Mathematics

Page: 132

View: 8032

This book provides a comprehensive look at the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation, including its history and foundations, practical computation, common and less common variations, and many applications in fields such as electromagnetism, fluid flow, design and inverse problems, and the solution of linear systems of equations. It is an accessible resource for engineers, scientists, and applied mathematicians who seek more experience with theoretical or computational conformal mapping techniques. The most important theoretical results are stated and proved, but the emphasis throughout remains on concrete understanding and implementation, as evidenced by the 76 figures based on quantitatively correct illustrative examples. There are over 150 classical and modern reference works cited for readers needing more details. There is also a brief appendix illustrating the use of the Schwarz-Christoffel Toolbox for MATLAB, a package for computation of these maps.

Handbook of Wind Power Systems

Author: Panos M. Pardalos,Steffen Rebennack,Mario V. F. Pereira,Niko A. Iliadis,Vijay Pappu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642410804

Category: Science

Page: 843

View: 5587

Wind power is currently considered as the fastest growing energy resource in the world. Technological advances and government subsidies have contributed in the rapid rise of Wind power systems. The Handbook on Wind Power Systems provides an overview on several aspects of wind power systems and is divided into four sections: optimization problems in wind power generation, grid integration of wind power systems, modeling, control and maintenance of wind facilities and innovative wind energy generation. The chapters are contributed by experts working on different aspects of wind energy generation and conversion.

Handbook of Advanced Plasma Processing Techniques

Author: R.J. Shul

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540667728

Category: Science

Page: 653

View: 6103

This volume covers the topic of advanced plasma processing techniques, from the fundamental physics of plasmas to diagnostics, modeling and applications such as etching and deposition for microelectronics. The use of plasmas for patterning on a submicron scale has enabled successive generations of continually smaller transistors, lasers, micromachines, sensors and magnetic read/write heads that have formed the basis of our information age. This volume is the first to give coverage to this broad area of topics in a detailed fashion, especially in the rapidly expanding fields of micro-mechanical machines, photomask fabrication, magnetic data storage and reactor modeling. It provides the reader with a broad array of topics, authored by the leading experts in the field.

Next generation Internet

hearing before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, September 10, 1997

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Computers

Page: 120

View: 4556


Handbook of Distributed Generation

Electric Power Technologies, Economics and Environmental Impacts

Author: Ramesh Bansal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319513435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 819

View: 4263

This book features extensive coverage of all Distributed Energy Generation technologies, highlighting the technical, environmental and economic aspects of distributed resource integration, such as line loss reduction, protection, control, storage, power electronics, reliability improvement, and voltage profile optimization. It explains how electric power system planners, developers, operators, designers, regulators and policy makers can derive many benefits with increased penetration of distributed generation units into smart distribution networks. It further demonstrates how to best realize these benefits via skillful integration of distributed energy sources, based upon an understanding of the characteristics of loads and network configuration.

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

Author: Roger T. Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887136

Category: Music

Page: 624

View: 4497

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.

Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology

Author: Ahmed F. Zobaa,Ramesh C. Bansal

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981428906X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 851

View: 9212

This book, consisting a series of papers written by experts in their respective fields of specialization, will provide a comprehensive coverage of renewable energy technologies, such as wind, wave and solar thermal energy. Other industrial terms like photovoltaic systems, biomass, distributed generations and small hydro power systems are also discussed and further elaborated upon. The Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology will be of great practical benefit to professionals, scientists and researchers in the relevant industries, and will be of interest to those of the general public wanting to know more about renewable energy technologies.

Finite element mesh generation

Author: B. H. V. Topping,J. Muylle,P. Ivanyi

Publisher: Saxe-Coburg Pubns


Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 1370

"Addressing both theoretical and implementation issues, this comprehensive work discusses both structured and unstructured mesh generation techniques. The advancing front, paving, and Delaunay techniques, for both two and three dimensions, are addressed. Also described is an integrated framework for two-dimensional unstructured methods, including accurate control over mesh size, boundary refinement procedures, and post-processing tasks."

Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Allen B. Tucker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203494458

Category: Computers

Page: 2752

View: 8753

When you think about how far and fast computer science has progressed in recent years, it's not hard to conclude that a seven-year old handbook may fall a little short of the kind of reference today's computer scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals need. With a broadened scope, more emphasis on applied computing, and more than 70 chapters either new or significantly revised, the Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition is exactly the kind of reference you need. This rich collection of theory and practice fully characterizes the current state of the field and conveys the modern spirit, accomplishments, and direction of computer science. Highlights of the Second Edition: Coverage that reaches across all 11 subject areas of the discipline as defined in Computing Curricula 2001, now the standard taxonomy More than 70 chapters revised or replaced Emphasis on a more practical/applied approach to IT topics such as information management, net-centric computing, and human computer interaction More than 150 contributing authors--all recognized experts in their respective specialties New chapters on: cryptography computational chemistry computational astrophysics human-centered software development cognitive modeling transaction processing data compression scripting languages event-driven programming software architecture

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Author: R. P. C. Morgan,Mark Nearing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348019

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 8468

The movement of sediment and associated pollutants over the landscape and into water bodies is of increasing concern with respect to pollution control, prevention of muddy floods and environmental protection. In addition, the loss of soil on site has implications for declining agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and landscape value. The fate of sediment and the conservation of soil are important issues for land managers and decision-makers. In developing appropriate policies and solutions, managers and researchers are making greater use of erosion models to characterise the processes of erosion and their interaction with the landscape. A study of erosion requires one to think in terms of microseconds to understand the mechanics of impact of a single raindrop on a soil surface, while landscapes form over periods of thousands of years. These processes operate on scales of millimetres for single raindrops to mega-metres for continents. Erosion modelling thus covers quite a lot of ground. This book introduces the conceptual and mathematical frameworks used to formulate models of soil erosion and uses case studies to show how models are applied to a variety of purposes at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The aim is to provide land managers and others with the tools required to select a model appropriate to the type and scale of erosion problem, to show what users can expect in terms of accuracy of model predictions and to provide an appreciation of both the advantages and limitations of models. Problems covered include those arising from agriculture, the construction industry, pollution and climatic change and range in scale from farms to small and large catchments. The book will also be useful to students and research scientists as an up-to-date review of the state-of-art of erosion modelling and, through a knowledge of how models are used in practice, in highlighting the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to develop even better models.