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Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence

Tapan K. Sengupta



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CRC Press Inc
24 April 2012
Fluid mechanics; Flow, turbulence, rheology
Addressing classical material as well as new perspectives, Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence presents a concise, up-to-date treatment of theory and applications of viscous flow instability. It covers materials from classical instability to contemporary research areas including bluff body flow instability, mixed convection flows, and application areas of aerospace and other branches of engineering. Transforms and perturbation techniques are used to link linear instability with receptivity of flows, as developed by the author.

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Provides complete coverage of transition concepts, including receptivity and flow instability Introduces linear receptivity using bi-lateral Fourier-Laplace transform techniques Presents natural laminar flow (NLF) airfoil analysis and design as a practical application of classical and bypass transition Distinguishes strictly between instability and receptivity, which leads to identification of wall- and free stream-modes Describes energy-based receptivity theory for the description of bypass transitions Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence has evolved into an account of the personal research interests of the author over the years. A conscious effort has been made to keep the treatment at an elementary level requiring rudimentary knowledge of calculus, the Fourier-Laplace transform, and complex analysis. The book is equally amenable to undergraduate students, as well as researchers in the field.
By:   Tapan K. Sengupta
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   1.111kg
ISBN:   9781439879443
ISBN 10:   1439879443
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   24 April 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

About the author: Professor Tapan K. Sengupta is affiliated with the High Performance Computing Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Reviews for Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence

The monograph contains the following topics of hydrodynamics: 1. Classic linear hydrodynamic instability; 2. Receptivity and instability of different types; 3. Vortex-induced instability and bypass transition; 4. Transient growth and spatio-temporal instability; 5. Bifurcation and dynamical system theory of nonlinear instabilities for different flows; 6. Instability of mixed convection flows by restricted heat transfer; 7. Instability of three-dimensional flows; 8. Applications of instability and transition for flows past airfoils. These linear and nonlinear aspects of flow instabilities are studied by using analytic and computational (numerical simulation) means. ... --Boris V. Loginov, Zentralblatt MATH

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