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General developments of numerical fluid mechanics until the middle of the 20th century
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
2009 (English)In: 100 Volumes of ‘Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics’: 40 Years of Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics in Retrospect, Springer, 2009, 61-76 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today's computational methods are built upon physical and numerical models. Thus it is important to have an appreciation of the reasoning and thought processes that established our current understanding of the mechanics of fluids, all put in place before the age of numerical solutions. A brief sketch is given of the evolution of the ideas that led to the formulation of the equations governing fluid flow, the problems to which the equations were applied, and the efforts to solve them before computers were available. After the historical origins of the fluid-flow models are in place, the last section traces the transition undergone during the 20th Century, starting with analytical means to solve the mathematical problems that successively evolved into numerical approaches to solving them, thus leading up to the present time of the computational era.

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Springer, 2009. 61-76 p.
, Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, ISSN 1612-2909 ; 100
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153604DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70805-6_6ISI: 000267282200008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-66149130749ISBN: 978-354070804-9OAI: diva2:753038

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Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2014-10-07Bibliographically approved

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