Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
Provides the physical and mathematical framework necessary to understand turbulent flow.
An Introduction to Turbulent Flow develops both physical insight and the mathematical framework needed to express the theory. It begins with a review of the physical nature of turbulence, statistical tools, and space and time scales of turbulence. Basic theory is presented next, with examples of simple turbulent flows and classical models of jets, wakes, and boundary layers. Remaining chapters cover spectral analysis and its applications and the numerical simulation of turbulent flows.
Turbulent Flows offers a solid grounding in the subject of turbulence, developing both physical insight and the mathematical framework needed to express the theory. It begins with a review of the physical nature of turbulence, statistical tools, and space and time scales of turbulence. Basic theory is presented next, illustrated by examples of simple turbulent flows and classical models of jets, wakes, and boundary layers. The remainder of the book is devoted to spectral analysis and its applications and the numerical simulation of turbulent flows.This well-balanced text will interest graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, and the physical sciences. It will also be a useful reference for practicing engineers and scientists.
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.