Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Kinematics of Mixing

The Kinematics of Mixing
Stretching, Chaos, and Transport

$93.99 (P)

Part of Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics

  • Date Published: June 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521368780

$ 93.99 (P)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Professor Ottino presents a unified and systematic account of the kinematics of mixing fluids. He suggests that fluid mixing be regarded, in some respects, as the efficent stretching and folding of material lines and surfaces. This corresponds to analyzing a particular type of dynamical system, and Ottino explores the connection. The work is heavily illustrated with line diagrams, and black-and-white and color plates. The graphics aid the reader in developing a more systematic and intuitive picture, complementing the scientific presentation given in the text itself.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...succeeds admirably in conveying the author's perspective on mixing and its relationship to a wider range of topics in flow analysis. Kinematics of Mixing: Stretching, Chaos, and Transport is highly recommended as a reference for researchers interested in the dynamics of complex flow fields." Applied Mechanics Review

    "...this book has a number of unique and attractive features. The contents of the book constitute a trove of information that will be relished by the student of mixing. At this stage, the book must be considered as required reading for academic and industrial researchers in all disciplines involved with fluid mixing." R.E. Rosenweig, AIChE Journal

    "The book presents an up-to-date state of the art in this field, and, what is essential, is self-contained; it includes all necessary educational material at a suitable level of rigour. This makes the book suitable for a wide spectrum of readers, from specialists in chemical engineering to students of continuum mechanics....After reading this book many researchers will be stimulated to work out ways of applying these tools to their own problems....The book should be recommended to a wide audience of researchers, teachers and students." G. I. Barenblatt, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    "...a well-organized and thorough treatment of a subject of substantial current research interest. It would be a good text for a specialized graduate course on the kinematic approach to mixing (probably in Chemical Engineering departments, where most of the research in this area occurs), or to bring new workers in the field up to speed." John de Bruyn, Physics in Canada

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521368780
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Flow, trajectories and deformation
    3. Conservation equations, change of frame, and vorticity
    4. Computation of stretching and efficiency
    5. Chaos in dynamical systems
    6. Chaos in Hamiltonian systems
    7. Mixing and chaos in two-dimensional time-periodic flows
    8. Mixing and chaos in three-dimensional and open flows
    9. Epilogue: diffusion and reaction in lamellar structures and microstructures in chaotic flows
    List of frequently used symbols
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Resources for

    The Kinematics of Mixing

    J. M. Ottino

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to instructors whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, instructors should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other instructors may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Instructors are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Author

    J. M. Ottino

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.