Turbulent Flows

An introduction
Ian P Castro, Christina Vanderwel


The book is intended as an introduction to turbulence, aimed primarily at final year engineering or physical science undergraduates and/or first year graduate students starting to study any fluid dynamical phenomenon which includes regions of turbulent flow.

The book begins by outlining the ubiquitous nature of turbulence and why its study is of such wide significance. In subsequent chapters, the origins of turbulence are discussed, together with its basic features, the essential equations, and (because turbulence is characterised by motions over a very wide range of scales) the most important features of these multi-scale motions. An additional feature of the book is the inclusion of a few brief pen-pictures of some of the giants of the subject – nearly all of whom were active more than half-a-century ago.

To aid learning as a course-text the chapters will include example questions as well as real turbulence data to analyse with provided programmes. The example questions highlight the key learning points of the chapter and could constitute possible exam questions. The provided programmes allow the student to calculate the important values identified in each chapter from real turbulence data and allow a range of tutorial or homework problems to be designed.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750336178

Ebook ISBN: 9780750336192

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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