ISBN 9788120340183,Introduction To Numerical Methods In Chemical Engineering

Introduction To Numerical Methods In Chemical Engineering


Pradeep Ahuja



PHI learning Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788120340183

ISBN-10 8120340183


Number of Pages 308 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering: general

This book is an exhaustive presentation of the numerical methods used in chemical engineering. Intended primarily as a textbook for BE/BTech students of chemical engineering, the book will also be useful to research and development/process professionals in the fields of chemical, biochemical, mechanical and biomedical engineering. The initial chapters discuss the linear and nonlinear algebraic equations. The ensuing chapters cover the problems in chemical engineering thermodynamics as well as initial value problems, boundary value problems and convection-diffusion problems. Topics related to chemical reaction, dispersion and diffusion as well as steady and transient heat conduction are treated in the final chapters. The book covers a large number of numerical methods including tridiagonal matrix algorithm (TDMA) method, Newton's method, Runge-Kutta fourth-order method, Upwind Difference Scheme (UDS) method and Alternating Direction Implicit (ADI) method. Strong emphasis is given on applications and uses of numerical analysis specifically required at the undergraduate level. The book contains numerous worked-out examples and chapter-end exercises. The answers to all chapter-end exercises are provided. The Appendix contains a total of 33 programs in C++ related to the various numerical methods explained in the book.