9R45. Nonlinear Flow using Dual Reciprocity. Topics in Engineering, Vol 38. - WF Florez (Pontifical Bolivariana Univ, Colombia). WIT Press, Southampton, UK. 2001. 132 pp. ISBN 1-85312-860-0. $97.00.
Reviewed by PM Adler (IPGP, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris Cedex 05, 75252, France).
The purpose of this concise short book is to develop a numerical technique to solve nonlinear problems in fluid mechanics using the Boundary Element Method (BEM).
The book starts by an introductory chapter that surveys the BEM applied to the solution of nonlinear flow problems and the related literature. It provides the objectives and motivations of this volume. An overview of the book ends this introduction. One can roughly distinguish three major parts; a first one that includes Chapters 2, 3, and 4, introduces some general tools. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 present the multi-domain formulation of the Navier-Stokes equations and of the Stokes equations for non-Newtonian fluids, and...