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Turbulence, Coherent Structures, Dynamical Systems and Symmetry

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107008250

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  • Turbulence pervades our world, from weather patterns to the air entering our lungs. This book describes methods that reveal its structures and dynamics. Building on the existence of coherent structures – recurrent patterns – in turbulent flows, it describes mathematical methods that reduce the governing (Navier–Stokes) equations to simpler forms that can be understood more easily. This second edition contains a new chapter on the balanced proper orthogonal decomposition: a method derived from control theory that is especially useful for flows equipped with sensors and actuators. It also reviews relevant work carried out since 1995. The book is ideal for engineering, physical science and mathematics researchers working in fluid dynamics and other areas in which coherent patterns emerge.

    • Describes the mathematical methods that reduce the governing equations to simpler forms that can be understood more easily
    • Contains a new chapter on the balanced proper orthogonal decomposition: a method derived from control theory that is especially useful for flows equipped with sensors and actuators
    • Ideal for researchers working on fluid dynamics and many other areas in which coherent patterns emerge, including engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The book commands an impressive bibliography of 396 references, making it an invaluable reference for any researcher who wishes to get into this area of research. The authors have done the best job possible to present this work as carefully and clearly as possible. I strongly recommend the book to everyone who wishes to master this research area, as well as everyone who wants to learn more about the proper orthogonal decomposition method. The research program detailed by the authors is a very promising approach to the problem of the coherent structures of turbulence. Active turbulence researchers, especially researchers who are mainly focused in the engineering applications of turbulence, will find this book a welcome addition to their library.' Eleftherios Gkioulekas, SIAM News

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107008250
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Turbulence:
    1. Introduction
    2. Coherent structures
    3. Proper orthogonal decomposition
    4. Galerkin projection
    5. Balanced proper orthogonal decomposition
    Part II. Dynamical Systems:
    6. Qualitative theory
    7. Symmetry
    8. One-dimensional 'turbulence'
    9. Randomly-perturbed systems
    Part III. The Boundary Layer:
    10. Low-dimensional models
    11. Behaviour of the models
    Part IV. Other Applications and Related Work:
    12. Some other fluid problems
    13. Review: prospects for rigor

  • Authors

    Philip Holmes, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Philip Holmes is Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University. He works on nonlinear dynamics and differential equations.

    John L. Lumley, Cornell University, New York
    John L. Lumley is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University. He has authored or co-authored over two hundred scientific papers and several books.

    Gahl Berkooz, Ford Motor Company
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    Clarence W. Rowley, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Clarence W. Rowley is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests lie at the intersection of dynamical systems, control theory and fluid mechanics.

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