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The Scientific Papers of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor


  • Page extent: 572 pages
  • Weight: 1.332 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521066105 | ISBN-10: 0521066107)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published January 1963

Unavailable - out of print August 1989


Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (1886–1975) was a physicist, mathematician and expert on fluid dynamics and wave theory. Across these four volumes, published between the years 1958 and 1971, Batchelor has collected together almost 200 of Sir Geoffrey’s papers. This volume examines aerodynamics and the mechanics of projectiles and explosions.


1. The conditions necessary for discontinuous motion in gases; 2. The use of fin surface to stabilize a weight towed from an aeroplane; 3. Pressure distribution round a cylinder; 4. Pressure distribution over the wing of an aeroplane in flight; 5. On the shapes of parachutes; 6. Scientific methods in aeronautics; 7. The 'rotational inflow factor' in propeller theory; 8. Notes on Mr Glauert's paper, 'An Aerodynamic Theory of the Airscrew'; 9. The singing of wires in a wind; 10. Note on the connection between the lift on an aerofoil in a wind and the circulation round it; 11. A manometer for use with small pitot tubes; 12. The energy of a body moving in an infinite fluid, with an application to airships; 13. The forces on a body placed in a curved or converging stream of fluid; 14. A mechanical method for solving problems of flow in compressible fluids; 15. The flow of air at high speeds past curved surfaces; 16. Some cases of flow of compressible fluids; 17. Recent work on the flow of compressible fluids; 18. Application to aeronautics of Ackeret's theory of aerofoils moving at speeds greater than that of sound; 19. The air pressure on a cone moving at high speeds, I; 20. The air pressure on a cone moving at high speeds, II; 21. The determination of drag by the pitot traverse method; 22. Determination of the pressure inside a hollow body in which there are a number of holes communicating with variable pressures outside; 23. The propagation and decay of blast waves; 24. Notes on possible equipment and technique for experiments on icing on aircraft; 25. Generation of ripples by wind blowing over a viscous fluid; 26. Notes on the dynamics of shock-waves from bare explosive charges; 27. Pressures on solid bodies near an explosion; 28. The stagnation temperature in a wake; 29. The propagation of blast waves over the ground; 30. Analysis of the explosion of a long cylindrical bomb detonated at one end; 31. The pressures and impulses of submarine explosion waves on plates; 32. The dispersion of jets of metals of low melting point in water; 33. The motion of a body in water when subjected to a sudden impulse; 34. Note on the lateral expansion behind a detonation wave; 35. The effect of the method of support in tests of damage to thin-walled structures by underwater explosions; 36. The vertical motion of a spherical bubble and the pressure and the pressure surrounding it; 37. The motion and shape of the hollow produced by an explosion in a liquid; 38. Experiments with 1/76-scale model of explosions near ½-scale asset target; 39. A formulation of Mr Tuck's conception of Munroe jets; 40. Blast impulse and fragment velocities from cased charges; 41. Note on the limiting ranges of large rockets; 42. The bursting of cylindrical cased charges; 43. Air resistance of a flat plate of very porous material; 44. The fragmentation of tubular bombs; 45. The aerodynamics of porous sheets; 46. Pitot pressure in moist air; 47. The air wave surrounding an expanding sphere; 48. The mechanics of swirl atomisers; 49. The effect of wire gauze on small disturbances in a uniform stream; 50. The shape and acceleration of a drop in a high-speed air stream; 51. The dynamics of the combustion products behind planes and spherical detonation fronts in explosives; 52. The mechanics of large bubbles rising through extended liquids and through liquids in tubes; 53. The formation of a blast wave from a very intense explosion, I: theoretical discussion; 54. The formation of a blast wave from a very intense explosion, II: the atomic explosion of 1945; 55. The boundary layer in the converging nozzle of a swirl atomiser; 56. The instability of liquid surfaces when accelerated in a direction perpendicular to their planes, I; 57. The use of a vertical air jet as a windscreen; 58. Effects of compressibility at low Reynolds number.


C. F. Sharman, J. W. Maccoll, R. M. Davies, H. Jones, G. K. Batchelor, P. G. Saffman

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