Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics

Joel H. Ferziger

Milovan Perić

Robert L. Street



The Book

The first edition of this book was published in English in 1996; the second edition followed two years later, and the third edition appeared in 2002. Japanese version of the 3rd edition was published in 2003 and a German version in 2008. The publisher (Springer) has sold licenses for translations into Russian and Greek language. Up to the end of year 2015, more than 24,000 copies of the printed book were sold worldwide.

Unfortunately, professor Joel H. Ferziger passed away on August 16, 2004. Milovan Perić moved in 2002 from university to a CFD software vendor (CD-adapco, recently aquired by Siemens). Both facts lead to a long pause in the work on a new edition of the book. In 2011, professor emeritus Robert L. Street from Stanford University joined Milovan Perić and the work on the 4th edition started. For various reasons this work slowed down for a while, but was intensified in 2017 with a firm timeline to release the 4th edition in spring 2018.

The 4th edition will represent a substantial re-writing, especially of Chapters 7 and 8 which deal with methods for solving the Navier-Stokes equations. While previous editions were heavily focused on SIMPLE-type methods, now the Fractional Step Method will receive an equal attention. Some versions that were not published before are included; they have proven to be competitive to - and maybe even more attractive than - SIMPLE-type algorithms. There will be also more information on discretization methods using arbitrary polyhedral grids and overlapping grids.

The set of computers codes for solving linear equation systems and for solving the Navier-Stokes equations on Cartesian and non-orthogonal grids using 2nd-order discretization and SIMPLE-algorithm will be extended to include the versions based on Fractional Step Methods and a version using 4th-order discretization (for 2D Cartesian grids only). In addition, book-based lecture notes for teaching CFD will be made available following the publication of the 4th edition, as well as additional notes on various aspects of CFD that could not be included in the book.

Stay tuned for future updates of this web-site in 2018!


January 22-24, 2017:     Nine lectures to be given by Milovan Peric at the Short Course on "Introduction to CFD" at the von Karman Institute in Brussels.


Here some stuff for download will be made available: Lecture notes, codes etc. For example, simple codes from the book: Click here to download.


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