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 (ISBN-13: 9780511060953 | ISBN-10: 0511060955)

Turbulence modelling is a critically important area in any industry dealing with fluid flow, having many implications for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. It also retains a huge interest for applied mathematicians since there are many unsolved problems. This book provides a comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art in predicting turbulent and transitional flows by some of the world's leaders in these fields. It can serve as a graduate-level textbook and, equally, as a reference book for research workers in industry or academia. It is structured in three parts: Physical and Numerical Techniques; Flow Types and Processes; and Future Directions. As the only broad account of the subject, it will prove indispensable for all working in CFD, whether academics interested in turbulent flows, industrial researchers in CFD interested in understanding the models embedded in their software (or seeking more powerful models) or graduate students needing an introduction to this vital area.

• Written by the leading experts • All lectures edited or rewritten to provide a coherent and comprehensive whole • Contains introductory course material making it suitable for self-study, and current material making it suitable for experts


Introduction B. E. Launder and N. D. Sandham; Part I. Physical and Numerical Techniques: 1. Linear and non-linear eddy viscosity models T. B. Gatski; 2. Second-moment turbulence closure modelling K. Hanjalic and Jakirilic Suad; 3. Closure modelling near the two-component limit T. J. Craft and B. Launder; 4. The elliptic relaxation method P. A. Durbin and B. A. Patterson; 5. Numerical aspects of applying second-moment closure to complex flows M. Leschziner and F.-S. Lien; 6. Modelling heat transfer in near-wall flows Y. Nagano; 7. Introduction to direct numerical simulation N. D. Sandham; 8. Introduction to large-eddy simulation of turbulent flows J. Fröhlich and W. Rodi; 9. Two-point closure strategies C. Cambon; 10. Introduction to pdf approaches in turbulence modelling D. Roekaerts; Part II. Flow Types and Processes and Strategies for Modelling Them: 11. Modelling of separated and impinging flows T. J. Craft; 12. Large eddy simulation of the flow past bluff bodies W. Rodi; 13. LES modelling of industrial flows D. Laurence; 14. Application of TCL modelling to stratified flows T. J. Craft and B. E. Launder; 15. Higher-moment diffusion in stable stratification B. Ilyushin; 16. DNS of by-pass transition P. A. Durbin, R. Jacobs and X. Wu; 17. By-pass transition using conventional closures A. M. Savill; 18. New strategies in modelling by-pass transition A. M. Savill; 19. Compressible, high-speed flows S. Barre, J.-P. Bonnet, T. B. Gatski and N. D. Sandham; 20. Closure strategies for reacting flows W. P. Jones; 21. Pdf strategies for reacting flows D. Roekaerts; 22. TRANS approach to convection in unstably stratified layers K. Hanjalic and S. Kenjeres; 23. Use of higher moments to construct pdfs in stratified flows B. Ilyushin; 24. DNS of separation bubbles G. N. Coleman and N. D. Sandham; 25. Is LES ready for complex flows? B. J. Geurts and A. Leonard; 26. Further developments in two-point closure C. Cambon.


'The aspiration of the book is to serve both as a graduate-level textbook and as a reference book for researchers and it certainly achieves both objectives.' Dr George N. Barakos

'… it is directed at the specialist, whether a research student who may still need some guidance in the reading of it, or the established expert for whom it will provide an excellent up-to-date account of the subject.' Contemporary Physics

'… can be strongly recommended to graduate students and academic teachers as well as to the CFD practitioner who has the ambition to look, and perhaps to go, beyond the commercially available software.' Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik


B. E. Launder, N. D. Sandham, T. B. Gatski, K. Hanjalic, Jakirilic Suad, T. J. Craft, P. A. Durbin, B. A. Patterson, M. Leschziner, F.-S. Lien, Y. Nagano, J. Fröhlich , W. Rodi, C. Cambon, D. Roekaerts, D. Laurence, B. Ilyushin, R. Jacobs, X. Wu, A. M. Savill, S. Barre, J.-P. Bonnet, W. P. Jones, K. Hanjalic, S. Kenjeres, G. N. Coleman , B. J. Geurts, A. Leonard

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