Best Reference Books – Free Surface Flow

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Free Surface Flow subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Free Surface Flow along with reviews.

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1. “Gravity–Capillary Free-Surface Flows (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)” by Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck

“Gravity–Capillary Free-Surface Flows (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)” Book Review: This book is useful for applied mathematicians and engineers. The book includes the free surface problems occurring in many aspects of science and of everyday life such as the waves on a beach, bubbles rising in a glass of champagne. The book has the melting ice, pouring flows from a container and sails billowing in the wind. The book has the numerical techniques implemented to solve the basic equations, an emphasis deep understanding of the structure of the resulting solutions. This book concentrating on applications arising from fluid dynamics, describes such flows mathematically.

2. “Verification and Validation of 3D Free-surface Flow Models” by Sam S Y Wang and Patrick J Roche

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“Verification and Validation of 3D Free-surface Flow Models” Book Review: This book is useful for students and professionals working on computational models and environmental engineering. The book’s appendices contain input data for test cases and formulations and codes for manufactured solutions. This book has computational models for free surface flow simulations have been increasingly in demand for engineering, construction and design legislation. This book also has the land planning and management decisions. It includes the basic methodology, analytical solutions for mathematical verification, mathematical verification using prescribed or manufactured solutions. The book covers the physical process validation, application site validation, the systematic model verification and validation procedure. The book also covers the systems analysis considerations, findings, conclusions and recommendations.

3. “Free Surface Flows (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)” by Hendrik C Kuhlmann and Hans-Josef Rath

“Free Surface Flows (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)” Book Review: The book covers selected problems in free surface flows. The book has topics ranging from linear and nonlinear gravity and capillary waves. The book also has the thin film dynamics, equilibrium shape, stability and dynamics of capillary surfaces to thermal Marangoni effects in several geometries. The book includes the fluid dynamical problems are supplemented based computational methods.

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4. “Numerical Simulation of Sediment Transport in Free-Surface Flow” by Patrici Bohorquez Rodriguez De Medina

“Numerical Simulation of Sediment Transport in Free-Surface Flow” Book Review: This book is for applied to solve the dam-break problem against an isolated obstacle. The book includes the transport of sediment after the rupture of a horizontal dam. This book also has the demonstrated models based on depth-averaged variables are superseded. The book has the procedures valid for non-hydrostatic shallow water flows over bed of arbitrary bottom slopes (e.g. the model described herein).This book is for to study the transport of sediment both in laminar and turbulent, non-hydrostatic free-surface flow, avoiding the intrinsic limitations of flow depth averaged models.

5. “Fluid Structure Interaction with Nonlinear Free Surface Flow” by Baso Suandar and Mutsuda Hidemi

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“Fluid Structure Interaction with Nonlinear Free Surface Flow” Book Review: This book concerns primarily on numerical methods developed, coupled with a eulerian scheme with lagrangian particles. This book also has the ability to compute with high accuracy and nonlinear effect for problems of fluid structure. It also interacts with nonlinear free surface flows in marine engineering fields. This book has the object of the study is emphasized on evaluation of ship performance under interaction wave-ship with nonlinear free surface flows. This book uses the coupled eulerian scheme with lagrangian particles. It also involves unsteady fragmentation and merging processes.

6. “Shock–Capturing Methods for Free–Surface Shallow Flows” by Eleuterio F Toro

“Shock–Capturing Methods for Free–Surface Shallow Flows” Book Review: The book is suitable for teaching postgraduate students of civil, mechanical, hydraulic. It is also useful for environmental engineering, meteorology, oceanography, fluid mechanics and applied mathematics. The book has the selected portions of the material may also be useful in teaching to undergraduate students. The book has the research scientists and engineers in academia and research and consultancy laboratories. The book also has the solution of partial differential equations associated with free-surface flows, which satisfy the shallow-water type assumption. The book includes godunov methods of the upwind and centred type. It also includes centred TVD schemes. It also has the algorithmic and practical presentation of the methods. The book has practical applications such as dam-break modelling. The book has the study of bore reflection patterns in two space dimensions. The book includes sample computer programs and accompanying numerical software.

7. “Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows” by Hubert Chanson

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“Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows” Book Review: The book presents useful information for design engineers and research and development scientists. The book gives a better understanding of the fluid mechanics of air-water flows. This book will be of great interest to professionals working in many fields of engineering. This book develops an analysis of the air entrainment processes in free-surface flows. This book also has the plunging jet flows, open channel flows and turbulent water jets discharging into air. The book covers new information on the air-water flow field, air bubble distributions, air-water velocity profiles, air bubble sizes and bubble-turbulence interactions. The book features new analysis that is developed for each flow configuration and compared successfully with the model.

8. “A Mesh-Free Lagrangian Methods for Free Surface and Interfacial Flows” by Ahmad Shakibaeinia

“A Mesh-Free Lagrangian Methods for Free Surface and Interfacial Flows” Book Review: The book has the methods as the latest generation of numerical methods in the area of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The book has dealing with large deformations and fragmentation of boundaries and interfaces. It also presents the development of the weakly compressible MPS(WC-MPS) method, the multiphase MPS method and extending the application of MPS for open-channel flow and granular flow. The book has the sample problems used in this work are the fundamental and practical free-surface, interfacial flow problems such as the dam-break flow, flow in open-channels, stratified flow and sediment transport.

9. “Free Surface Flows under Compensated Gravity Conditions (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics)” by Michael Dreyer

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“Free Surface Flows under Compensated Gravity Conditions (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics)” Book Review: This book has different flow problems with analytical, numerical and experimental means. This book presents the behavior of fluids in a low-gravity environment (e.g. spacecraft) with special emphasis on application in PMD (propellant management device) systems. The book has the PMD designs are not testable on ground and completely rely on analytical or numerical concepts. This book has three different flow problems with analytical, numerical and experimental means. The book also has the problems are linked together by the same set of equations and boundary conditions.

10. “Engineering Applications of Computational Hydraulics: Elements of the Theory of Free Surface Flows v. 1” by M B Abbott and J A Cunge
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