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An Introduction to Turbulent Flow

An Introduction to Turbulent Flow

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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521775380

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  • In recent years, turbulence has become a very lively area of scientific research and application, attracting many newcomers who need a basic introduction to the subject. Turbulent Flows ably meets this need, developing both physical insight and the mathematical framework needed to express the theory. The authors present basic theory and illustrate it with examples of simple turbulent flows and classical models of jets, wakes, and boundary layers. A deeper understanding of turbulence dynamics is provided by their treatment of spectral analysis and its applications.

    • Easy-to-read introduction to the difficult topic of turbulence
    • Clear presentation of numerical methods for simulating turbulent flow
    • Will appeal to a broad range of engineers, applied mathematicians, and physicists
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    "This is by far the most readable book on the subject that I have seen for some time...Highly recommended for postgraduate students and even undergraduates on strongly academic courses...well worth reading before embarking on a study of CFD." The Aeronautical Journal

    "This reviewer certainly recommends the purchase of Introduction to Turbulent Flow to all the libraries as a very nice complement to the existing texts. Concerning individuals, this book provides a solid background for the comprehension of more specific text and papers, therefore it can well complete the collection of personal fluid dynamics books." Applied Mechanics Reviews

    "The chapters are well balanced and self-contained and the reader is naturally guided through the subject...a balanced introduction to the main elements of the study of turbulence in an uncluttered and literary fashion...an easily digestible introduction to turbulent flows." The Times Higher Education Supplement

    "...a welcome additon to the existing literature. The strength of the book lies in the authors' determination to keep the discussion at a truly introductory level, and not give way to a natural inclination to address their peers by including a dissection of the latest advances in the subject... a welcome attempt to bridge that vast chasm which exists between the heuristic, undergraduate accounts of turbulence and the many forbidding monographs on the subject." Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    "^An Introduction to Turbulent Flow is an excellent scholarly text. This is a very good book for applied mathematicians, engineers, and environmental fluid dynamicists interested in gaining knowledge of problems of turbulence theory, its difficulties, and something pertinent to its current status. Students, lecturers, researchers, and practitioners are provided with a critical, nonetheless balanced overview of classical concepts in this rapidly developing and notoriously difficult subject area." Pure appl. geophys

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    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521775380
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 81 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and roadmap
    General references
    1. An introduction to turbulence
    2. Statistical tools
    3. Space and time scales of turbulence
    4. Basic theory and illustrative examples
    5. Classical models of jets, wakes and boundary layers
    6. Spectral analysis of homogeneous turbulence
    7. Kolmogorov's and other theories based on spectral analysis
    8. Numerical simulation of turbulent flows.

  • Authors

    Jean Mathieu, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

    Julian Scott, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

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