Turbulence An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-08-11
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Peter Davidson, Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge

Peter Davidson is currently Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the University of Cambridge, and has worked as a research engineer in industry both in the UK and the USA. He was awarded the Institute of Materials prize in 1996 for best paper in non-ferrous metallurgy, and is the author of over 100 publications.

Table of Contents

The classical picture of turbulence
1. The ubiquitous nature of turbulence
2. The equations of fluid mechanics
3. The origins and nature of turbulence
4. Turbulent shear flows and simple closure models
5. The phenomenology of Taylor, Richardson and Kolmogorov
Freely-decaying, homogeneous turbulence
6. Freely-decaying, homogeneous turbulence
7. The role of numerical simulations
8. Isotropic turbulence (in spectral space)
Special topics
9. The influence of rotation, stratification and magnetic fields on turbulence
10. Two-dimensional turbulence

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