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Good Update From First Edition
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2013
This is a very readable and practical book that focuses only on incompressible semi-implicit methods. It is an introduction, it moves at a slower pace and covers less ground than the Ferziger & Peric book, but what it does address is very well explained. I own both the first and second edition. I had reviewed the first edition 10 years ago and was only moderately impressed because it was similar to Patankar's book but published 15 years later. The 2nd edition has added a lot of material which advances the topic quite a bit from the 1st edition.
My main complaint about the first edition was that it focused on Cartesian structured grids which is pretty dated. The new version has a chapter on collocation of variables and how to handle the pressure gradient in the continuity correction step. Additionally it explains how to account for convection and diffusion in generalized non-Cartesian coordinates. It would be nice if storage and solution methods were explained for the iterative solver needed for an unstructured mesh but that aside the material presented in this new chapter is very well explained.
Another nice touch is explanation of multigrid techniques as an iterative solver. The authors allude to implementing multigrid into the outer iterations but do not drill down on the topic.
There is a chapter explaining the introduction for turbulence modeling but it is not complete enough to implement without supplemental sources.
This book gives very detailed step by step explanations of many things in the first edition, detailed examples of calculations and results are shown which really illustrate the method and where the pitfalls are. There are less examples for the newer material, but it is still explained carefully. The material is very accessible. One could use this book by itself to write a very basic code based on this method. I could imagine if the authors were to make a third edition where turbulence, multigrid and unstructured solution techniques were addressed with the same depth as some of the other topics that the book could become a real institution.