The Physics of Fluid Turbulence / Edition 1

The Physics of Fluid Turbulence / Edition 1

by W. D. McComb
     
 

ISBN-10: 019856256X

ISBN-13: 9780198562566

Pub. Date: 02/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book provides an in-depth look at fluid turbulence: the archetypal non-linear, non-equilibrium problem of statistical physics which has witnessed significant progress in recent years, facilitated by advances in laser anemometry, computer technology, and theoretical methods from quantum physics. A fully integrated work, The Physics of Fluid Turbulence

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This book provides an in-depth look at fluid turbulence: the archetypal non-linear, non-equilibrium problem of statistical physics which has witnessed significant progress in recent years, facilitated by advances in laser anemometry, computer technology, and theoretical methods from quantum physics. A fully integrated work, The Physics of Fluid Turbulence approaches its subject as a universal phenomenon with a universal behavior. It includes a concise summary of the theory and practice of turbulence science up to 1960, followed by a detailed analysis of more recent developments in this area, including a rigorous formulation of the turbulence problem as an example of a non-equilibrium statistical system with strong coupling, along with the application of renormalized perturbation theory. Designed for those new to the subject, the book will also be useful to those who are familiar with the study of turbulence but have not yet approached the subject utilizing the theoretical methods from quantum physics that are covered here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198562566
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Series:
Oxford Engineering Science Series, #25
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
602
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Semi-Empirical Picture of Turbulent Shear Flow
2. The Fundamental Approach
3. Some Recent Developments in the Study of Turbulence
4. Statistical Formulation of the General Problem
5. Renormalized Perturbation Theory and the Turbulence Closure Problem
6. Renormalized Perturbation Theories of the First Kind
7. Renormalized Perturbation Theories of the Second Kind
8. An Assessment of Renormalized Perturbation Theories
9. Renormalization Group Theories
10. Numerical Simulation of Turbulence
11. Coherent Structures
12. Turbulent Diffusion: The Lagrangian Picture
13. Turbulent Diffusion: The Eulerian Picture
14. Non-Newtonian Fluid Turbulence

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