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.
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