50 Years of CFD in Engineering Sciences

A Commemorative Volume in Memory of D. Brian Spalding

  • Akshai Runchal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Fundamentals of CFD

  3. CFD and Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. K. Hanjalić, B. E. Launder
      Pages 295-316
  4. CFD and Reactive Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Norberto Fueyo, Michael R. Malin
      Pages 403-437
    3. S. B. Beale, S. Zhang, M. Andersson, R. T. Nishida, J. G. Pharoah, W. Lehnert
      Pages 485-511
    4. Ayodeji Demuren, Russell L. Edwards
      Pages 513-547
  5. Multiphase Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Avijit Karmakar, Sumanta Acharya
      Pages 551-606
    3. Vinod Pandey, Gautam Biswas, Amaresh Dalal
      Pages 607-644
  6. Applications and Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 645-645
    2. Kailash Karki, Suhas Patankar, Amir Radmehr
      Pages 647-687
    3. Victoria Timchenko, John A. Reizes
      Pages 689-718
    4. Renato M. Cotta, Diego C. Knupp, João N. N. Quaresma, Kleber M. Lisboa, Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta, José Luiz Z. Zotin et al.
      Pages 719-750
  7. Alternatives and Future of CFD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 751-751
    2. Darrell W. Pepper, S. Pirbastami, David B. Carrington
      Pages 753-777
    3. Akshai Kumar Runchal, Madhukar M. Rao
      Pages 779-795
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 797-947

About this book


Prof. D. Brian Spalding, working with a small group of students and colleagues at Imperial College, London in the mid-to late-1960’s, single-handedly pioneered the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for engineering practice.​This book brings together advances in computational fluid dynamics in a collection of chapters authored by leading researchers, many of them students or associates of Prof. Spalding. The book intends to capture the key developments in specific fields of activity that have been transformed by application of CFD in the last 50 years.The focus is on review of the impact of CFD on these selected fields and of the novel applications that CFD has made possible. Some of the chapters trace the history of developments in a specific field and the role played by Spalding and his contributions.  The volume also includes a biographical  summary of Brian Spalding as a person and as a scientist, as well as tributes to Brian Spalding by those whose life was impacted by his innovations.  This volume would be of special interest to researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students in various fields, including aerospace, energy, power and propulsion, transportation, combustion, management of the environment, health and pharmaceutical sciences. 


Computational Fluid Dynamics Computational Fluid Dynamics Heat and Mass Transfer Combustion Turbulence history of science Brian Spalding

Editors and affiliations

  • Akshai Runchal
    • 1
  1. 1.ACRI, The CFD InnovatorsLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2669-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2670-1
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