Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics

  • Jiyuan Tu
  • Kiao Inthavong
  • Goodarz Ahmadi
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Ultimately, the goal of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is to provide a numerical description of fluid flow behaviour. This is achieved through solving the governing equations that are mathematical statements of the physical conservation laws:
  • conservation of mass;

  • balance of momentum (Newton’s second law, the rate of change of momentum equals the sum of forces acting on the fluid) and;

  • conservation of energy (first law of thermodynamics, the rate of change of energy equals the sum of rate of heat addition to, and the rate of work done on, the fluid).


Velocity Profile Computational Fluid Dynamics Wall Shear Stress Turbulence Model Direct Numerical Simulation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.School of EngineeringClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

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