Turbulence in Fluids / Edition 4

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This is the 4th edition of a book originally published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. It is an exhaustive monograph on turbulence in fluids in its theoretical and applied aspects, with many advanced developments using mathematical spectral methods (two-point closures like the EDQNM theory), direct-numerical simulations, and large-eddy simulations.

The book is still of great actuality on a topic of the utmost importance for engineering and environmental applications, and presents a very detailed presentation of the field. The fourth edition incorporates new results coming from research work done since 1997. Many of these results come from direct and large-eddy simulations methods, which have provided significant advances in problems such as turbulent mixing or thermal exchanges (with and without gravity effects).

Topics dealt with include: an introduction to turbulence in fluid mechanics; basic fluid dynamics; transition to turbulence; shear-flow turbulence; Fourier analysis for homogeneous turbulence; isotropic turbulence; phenomenology and simulations; analytical theories and shastic models; two-dimensional turbulence; geostrophic turbulence; absolute-equilibrium ensembles; the statistical predictability theory; large-eddy simulations; and a section that explores developments towards real-world turbulence.

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From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"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)

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: 563
  • 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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