Synopses & Reviews
This volume from the well-known series on turbulent shear flows contains four parts on wall flows, separated flows, compressibility effects and buoyancy, and rotation and curvature effects. Each section begins with an invited introductory article followed by a selection of thoroughly refereed papers rewritten and carefully edited for these proceedings. The book covers theoretical developments, experiments, and applications in the engineering sciences and geophysics, and addresses researchers, graduate students, and engineers.
This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the Eighth Symposium on Turbulent Shear Flows held at the Technical University of Munich, 9-11 September 1991. The first of these biennial international symposia was held at the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity, USA, in 1977; subsequent symposia have been held at Imperial College, London, England; the University of California, Davis, USA; the University of Karlsruhe, Ger- many; Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France; and Stanford University, California, USA. The purpose of this series of symposia is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new developments in the field of turbulence, especially as related to shear flows of importance in engineering and geo- physics. From the 330 extended abstracts submitted for this symposium, 145 papers were presented orally and 60 as posters. Out of these, we have selected twenty-four papers for inclusion in this volume, each of which has been revised and extended in accordance with the editors' recommendations. The following four theme areas were selected after consideration of the quality of the contributions, the importance of the area, and the selection made in earlier volumes: - wall flows, - separated flows, - compressibility effects, - buoyancy, rotation, and curvature effects. As in the past, each section corresponding to the above areas begins with an introduction by an authority in the field that places the individual contributions in context with one another and with related research.
This volume of the well-known series on turbulent shear flows contains in four parts, all provided with a carefully written introductory survey, the newest results on wall flows, separated flows, compressibility and curvature effects. The book addresses engineers, researchers and graduate students.