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, heuristic accounts of turbulence to be found in undergraduate texts, and the more rigorous, if daunting, accounts given in the many monographs on the subject. Throughout, the book combines the maximum of physical insight with the minimum of mathematical detail. Chapters 1 to 5 may be appropriate as background material for an advanced undergraduate or introductory postgraduate course on turbulence, while chapters 6 to 10 may be suitable as background material for an advanced postgraduate course on turbulence, or act as a reference source for professional researchers.
Oxford University Press
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2nd Revised edition
02 July 2015
A / AS level
Further / Higher Education
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
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.
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