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Author Peregrine, D. H.

Title Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol 8 : Interaction of Strong Turbulence with Free Surfaces
Published Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
Series Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering ; v. 8
Advances in coastal and ocean engineering.
Contents Preface to the review series; Preface to volume 8; Contributors; CONTENTS; The Dynamics of Strong Turbulence at Free Surfaces Part 1 Description; 1 General introduction; 2 General description of disturbed free surfaces; 3 Terminology and quantification; 4 Weak turbulence; 5 Turbulence with surface tension dominant and gravity unimportant; 6 Very strong turbulence; 7 Gravity-dominated turbulence; 8 Scars, turbulent and laminar; 9 Discussion; 10 Conclusion; The Cross-Stream Crest Profile of Gentle Spilling Breakers; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Details; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusions
4 Integral and differential equations of motion5 The boundary conditions; 6 Closure; 7 Discussion of simple closures; 8 Breaker toe dynamics; 9 Discussion
Very Strong Free-Surface Aeration in Turbulent Flows: Entrainment Mechanisms and Air-Water Flow Structure at the ""Pseudo"" Free Surface1 Introduction; 2 Local (singular) aeration mechanism: air entrapment at plunging jets; 3 Interfacial aeration process : self-aeration down a stepped cascade; 4 Applications to coastal processes: unsteady air entrainment at plunging breakers; 5 Summary and Recommendations; The Dynamics of Strong Turbulence at Free Surfaces Part 2 Free-Surface Boundary Conditions; 1 Introduction; 2 The conditional averaging; 3 The surface layer and the mean air-water interface
Summary This book is a useful source of ideas and information for scientists whose work involves understanding and modelling turbulent flows with free surfaces. It has the following merits: (1) It provides a framework for developing the analysis of this field, which, although important, has received only limited study; (2) It recognizes the importance of the two-phase nature of strongly disturbed free surface flows, with both natural and technological applications; (3) It suggests possible lines of future research (especially experimental) to quantify the characteristics of flow regimes which are main
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Subject Ocean-atmosphere interaction.
Water waves.
Form Electronic book
Author Brocchini, Maurizio.
Liu, Philip L. F.
ISBN 9789812705297