Turbulence in Fluids / Edition 4

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Overview

Now in its fully updated fourth edition, this leading text in its field is an exhaustive monograph on turbulence in fluids in its theoretical and applied aspects. The authors examine a number of advanced developments using mathematical spectral methods, direct-numerical simulations, and large-eddy simulations. The book remains a hugely important contribution to the literature on a topic of great importance for engineering and environmental applications, and presents a very detailed presentation of the field.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Turbulence in Fluids contains a wealth of information, and its author is a top-tier scientist. … The book is logically ordered and contains a comprehensive list of 738 references. … Lesieur’s monograph is recommended for those who already know quite a bit about turbulence, for the theoretically inclined, and in particular for those interested in homogeneous turbulence and geophysical flows and their numerical simulation." (Mohamed Gad-El-Hak, Siam Review, Vol. 51 (1), 2009)

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Synthesizing two graduate courses, one on turbulence itself and the other on geophysical fluid dynamics, attempts to reconcile the statistical perspective of turbulence with the basic concepts of fluid mechanics that determine the evolution of flows arising in various media. First published in 1987, and here revised from the 1990 second edition with an additional 100 pages and a reorganization of chapters to make the information more easily accessible. Includes 22 color plates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402064340
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications Series , #84
  • Edition description: 4th, rev. and enlarged ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

to Turbulence in Fluid Mechanics.- Basic Fluid Dynamics.- Transition to Turbulence.- Shear Flow Turbulence.- Fourier Analysis of Homogeneous Turbulence.- Isotropic Turbulence: Phenomenology and Simulations.- Analytical Theories and Shastic Models.- Two-Dimensional Turbulence.- Beyond Two-Dimensional Turbulence in GFD.- Statistical Thermodynamics of Turbulence.- Statistical Predictability Theory.- Large-Eddy Simulations.- Towards “Real World Turbulence”.

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