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I used this text as a part of an intro to CFD class I am taking. I wasn't very impressed by this book. There are a few good parts, but for the most part, the book is very much wanting. You have to trudge through some confusing text in places because of the author's desire to be general. Several figures add nothing to the discussion. For all the algorithms discussed, there is not a single flow chart or chunk of pseduocode - leaving very long-winded text-heavy explanations of what should be simple concepts.
The loss of Professor Ferziger was definitely to the detriment of the CFD field, but a lot of this book is the authors referencing their own work (this bugs the crap out of me). No offense, but their contributions thus far are not as important as they would have you believe by reading this book; they are not the only people to have papers in subjects that run the gamut of CFD topics. Speaking of referencing papers, the authors treatment of basic topics (numerical analysis, FDM/FVM, FEM, time integration methods) is very much lacking, while more "high brow" topics like turbulence and multiphase flows have a reference every other sentence. I found the treatment of linear equation solvers and general NS-equations solutions to be very good. The turbulence chapter was also very clear. It was good to see efficiency and error discussed in the context of actually solving problems, but alas, their treatment did not really do this very important area much justice.
I don't know what book is good for learning CFD. If you were completely new to the field, I suppose this would be a reasonable place to start, but once again, I don't think the text is THAT great.
Book chapters include: 1. Basic Concepts of Fluid Flow 2. Introduction to Numerical Methods 3. Finite Difference Methods 4. Finite Volume Methods 5. Solution of Linear Equation Systems 6. Methods for Unsteady Problems 7. Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations 8. Complex Geometries 9. Turbulent Flows 10. Compressible Flow 11. Efficiency and Accuracy Improvement 12. Special Topics