Computational Methods in Engineering

Computational Methods in Engineering

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Computational Methods in Engineering brings to light the numerous uses of numerical methods in engineering. It clearly explains the application of these methods mathematically and practically, emphasizing programming aspects when appropriate. By approaching the cross-disciplinary topic of numerical methods with a flexible approach, Computational Methods in Engineering encourages a well-rounded understanding of the subject. This book's teaching goes beyond the text-detailed exercises (with solutions), real examples of numerical methods in real engineering practices, flowcharts, and MATLAB codes all help you learn the methods directly in the medium that suits you best. Features: balanced discussion of mathematical principles and engineering applications; detailed step-by-step exercises and practical engineering examples to help engineering students and other readers fully grasp the concepts; and concepts that are explained through flowcharts and simple MATLAB codes to help you develop additional programming skills.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 692 pages
  • 193.04 x 238.76 x 38.1mm | 1,587.57g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 0124167020
  • 9780124167025

About S P Venkateshan

Professor S. P. Venkateshan received his Ph.D. in Heat Power Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1977. He has taught computational methods in engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for 15 years. Recently, Professor Venkateshan worked as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras. Prasanna Swaminathan is a research scholar at the Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Lab at IIT Madras.
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Table of contents

PreliminariesSolution of Linear EquationsComputation of EigenvaluesSolution of Algebraic EquationsInterpolationInterpolation in Two and Three DimensionsRegression or Curve FittingNumerical DifferentiationNumerical IntegrationInitial Value ProblemsBoundary Value Problems (ODE)Introduction to PDEsLaplace and Poisson EquationsAdvection and Diffusion EquationsWave EquationsBeyond The Book - The Way Ahead
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