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Turbulence

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Second Edition

Peter Davidson

June 2015

ISBN: 9780198722595

656 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £52.00

This is an advanced textbook on the subject of turbulence, and is suitable for engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the elementary accounts of turbulence to be found in undergraduate texts, and the more rigorous, accounts given in the many monographs on the subject.

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This is an advanced textbook on the subject of turbulence, and is suitable for engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the elementary accounts of turbulence to be found in undergraduate texts, and the more rigorous, accounts given in the many monographs on the subject.

  • The book is equally accessible to newcomers and experienced researchers, with a clear, pedagogical writing style.
  • Extensive use of figures and diagrams to illustrate the text
  • The book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional researchers
  • The book is equally accessible to engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians with a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Describes the nature of turbulent flow in a range of engineering, environmental and geophysical applications.

New to this edition

  • Chapter 5 has been rewritten to provide reader with full details of all the algebraic steps, and been substantially edited to simplify, shorten and update text, including new references.
  • Addition of a new section on passive scalar mixing in isotropic turbulence.
  • A substantial rewriting of sections to reflect a decade of advancement in large-scale dynamics, numerical simulation, rotating turbulence, stratified turbulence, high-Rm MHD turbulence, two-dimensional turbulence & turbulence in the core of the Earth .
  • New, more streamlined text format.
  • Scattered colour printing throughout.

About the Author(s)

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