# Turbulence: An Introduction For Scientists And Engineers

by P. A. Davidson /
2004 / English / PDF

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Based on a course by the author at the University of Cambridge,
this comprehensive text on turbulence and fluid dynamics is aimed
at year 4 undergraduates and graduates in applied mathematics,
physics and engineering and provides an ideal reference for
industry professionals and researchers. It bridges the gap between
elementary accounts of turbulence found in undergraduate texts and
more rigorous accounts given in monographs on the subject.
Containing exercises and many examples, the author combines the
maximum of physical insight with the minimum of mathematical detail
where possible. The text is highly illustrated throughout, and
includes color plates; all required mathematical techniques are
covered in extensive appendices. The text is divided into three
parts: Part I consists of a traditional introduction to the
classical aspects of turbulence, the nature of turbulence, and the
equations of fluid mechanics. Mathematics is kept to a minimum,
presupposing only an elementary knowledge of fluid mechanics and
statistics. Part II tackles the problem of homogeneous turbulence
with a focus on numerical methods. Part III covers certain special
topics rarely discussed in introductory texts. Many geophysical and
astrophysical flows are dominated by the effects of body forces,
such as buoyancy, Coriolis and Lorentz forces. Moreover, certain
large-scale flows are approximately two-dimensional and this has
led to a concerted investigation of two-dimensional turbulence over
the last few years. Both the influence of body forces and
two-dimensional turbulence are discussed.

Based on a course by the author at the University of Cambridge,
this comprehensive text on turbulence and fluid dynamics is aimed
at year 4 undergraduates and graduates in applied mathematics,
physics and engineering and provides an ideal reference for
industry professionals and researchers. It bridges the gap between
elementary accounts of turbulence found in undergraduate texts and
more rigorous accounts given in monographs on the subject.
Containing exercises and many examples, the author combines the
maximum of physical insight with the minimum of mathematical detail
where possible. The text is highly illustrated throughout, and
includes color plates; all required mathematical techniques are
covered in extensive appendices. The text is divided into three
parts: Part I consists of a traditional introduction to the
classical aspects of turbulence, the nature of turbulence, and the
equations of fluid mechanics. Mathematics is kept to a minimum,
presupposing only an elementary knowledge of fluid mechanics and
statistics. Part II tackles the problem of homogeneous turbulence
with a focus on numerical methods. Part III covers certain special
topics rarely discussed in introductory texts. Many geophysical and
astrophysical flows are dominated by the effects of body forces,
such as buoyancy, Coriolis and Lorentz forces. Moreover, certain
large-scale flows are approximately two-dimensional and this has
led to a concerted investigation of two-dimensional turbulence over
the last few years. Both the influence of body forces and
two-dimensional turbulence are discussed.