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Author Davidson, P. A. (Peter Alan), 1957-

Title A Voyage Through Turbulence
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; 1 Osborne Reynolds: a turbulent life; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Scope; 1.1.2 Family background; 1.1.3 Osborne Reynolds: education and first professional steps; 1.1.4 Chair application at Owens College; 1.2 Professorial career; 1.2.1 Reynolds' inaugural lecture at Owens College; 1.2.2 The first decade; 1.2.3 New beginnings; 1.2.4 The turbulent flow papers; 1.3 End piece; 1.3.1 The final years; 1.3.2 Recollections and reflections by contemporaries; 1.3.3 Closure; References; 2 Prandtl and the Göttingen school
2.1 Introduction2.2 The boundary layer concept, 1904-1914; 2.3 A working program for a theory of turbulence; 2.4 Skin friction and turbulence I: the 1/7th law; 2.5 The mixing length approach; 2.6 Skin friction and turbulence II: the logarithmic law and beyond; 2.7 Fully developed turbulence I: 1932 to 1937; 2.8 Fully developed turbulence II: 1938; 2.9 Fully developed turbulence III: 1939 to 1945; 2.10 Prandtl's two manuscripts on turbulence, 1944-1945; 2.11 Conclusion; References; 3 Theodore von Kármán; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The logarithmic law of the wall; 3.3 Isotropic turbulence
3.3.1 Kármán-Howarth paper3.3.2 Self-similar solutions and spectral closures; 3.4 Epilogue; References; 4 G.I. Taylor: the inspiration behind the Cambridge school K.R. Sreenivasan; 4.1 Opening remarks; 4.1.1 Taylor's reputation; 4.1.2 The dilemmas of writing about Taylor; 4.2 Brief chronological account, focusing mostly on scientific career; 4.3 Ideas originated in the period 1915-1921; 4.3.1 Historical context and background; 4.3.2 Mixing length; 4.3.3 Turbulent diffusion; 4.3.4 Other work from that period; 4.4 The intervening period; 4.4.1 Taylor-Couette flow
4.4.2 Flow in a curved pipe and relaminarization4.4.3 Stratified flows; 4.5 Ideas explored in the period 1935-1940; 4.5.1 Basic ideas of isotropic turbulence; 4.5.2 The Taylor-Green problem; 4.5.3 Rapid distortion theory; 4.5.4 Energy spectrum and theWiener-Khintchine theorem; 4.5.5 Critical Reynolds number of transition; 4.5.6 A bridging remark; 4.6 A window into Taylor's personality through his correspondence; 4.6.1 Taylor and Burgers; 4.6.2 Correspondence between Taylor and Burgers; 4.6.3 Taylor and Kármán; 4.6.4 Taylor and Prandtl; 4.6.5 Taylor and Richardson; 4.6.6 Taylor and Kolmogorov
4.7 Some reflections4.7.1 Taylor and the missed Nobel Prize; 4.7.2 Taylor's school and method of doing science; 4.7.3 Taylor's style in the turbulence era; 4.7.4 Playful adventurousness as a key to creativity; 4.7.5 A personal remark and closure; References; 5 Lewis Fry Richardson; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The 4/3 law; 5.3 Richardson cascade and numerical weather prediction; 5.4 Fractal dimension; 5.5 Conclusions; References; 6 The Russian school; 6.1 Physicist and pilot; 6.2 Mathematician; 6.3 Applied mathematicians; 6.4 Theoretical physicist; 6.5 Epilogue; References; 7 Stanley Corrsin
Summary Biographies of twelve of the leading personalities in turbulence research chart the development of the subject from Reynolds onward
Notes 7.1 Early years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Turbulence.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaneda, Yukio, 1947-
Moffatt, H. K. (Henry Keith), 1935-
Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.
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