Reprinted from APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, 58:1-2, 1998, X, 501 p.
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In Fascination of Fluid Dynamics contains a collection of papers by international experts in hydrodynamics, based on oral presentations at a symposium held in honour of Professor Leen van Wijngaarden on his 65th birthday. The book begins with a personal sketch of his life and scientific career. It continues with a mixture of papers that address recent developments in various branches of fluid mechanics. Many of the papers cover different aspects of multiphase flows: bubble dynamics, cavitation, bubbles and particles in turbulent flows, suspension flows, and wave phenomena in fluidised beds. Other topics that are addressed include: dynamics of jets, shock waves, MHD turbulence, selforganisation phenomena in 2D turbulence, vortex rings and the thermodynamics of tropical cyclones. This edited volume will be valuable reading for researchers, engineers and students interested in hydrodynamics, and in particular in multiphase flows.
Preface. Images of Leen van Wijngaarden; P.J. Zandbergen. A Brief Summary of L. van Wijngaarden's Work Up Till his Retirement; A. Prosperetti. 3. Cavitation Research and Ship Propeller Design; G. Kuiper. 4. On the Shape and Dimensions of Three Dimensional Cavities in Supercavitating Flows; M.P. Tulin. 5. The Peculiar Dynamics of Cavitation Bubbles; W. Lauterborn, C.-D. Ohl. 6. The Art, Craft and Science of Modelling Jet Impact in a Collapsing Cavitation Bubble; J.R. Blake, et al. 7. Sheet Cavitation and Cloud Cavitation, U-Entrant Jets and Three-Dimensionality; D.F. De Lange, G.J. De Bruin. 8. The Iordansky-Kogarko-van Wijngaarden Model: Shock and Rarefaction Wave Interactions in Bubbly Media; V.K. Kedrinskii. 9. MHD Turbulence at the Laboratory Scale: Established Ideas and New Challenges; R. Moreau. 10. Selforganization of Quasi 2-D Flows in a Rectangular Container; G.J.F. van Heijst, H.J.H. Clerckx. 11. The Fascination of Vortex Rings; N. Riley. 12. Ocean Spray Modelling for Tropical Cyclone Wind Speeds; J. Lighthill. 13. Unsteady Liquid Jets; G.E.A. Meier, et al. 14. Biharmonic Problem in a Rectangle; V.V. Meleshko. 15. Nonlinear Waves and the Origin of Bubbles in Fluidized Beds; G.M. Homsy. 16. Instability of Sedimenting Bidisperse Particle Gas Suspensions; P. Valiveti, D.L. Koch. 17. On the Direct and Radiated Components of the Collisional Particle Pressure in Liquid-Solid Flows; R. Zenit, et al. 18. The Fokker-Planck Equation for Bubbly Flows and the Motion of Gas Bubble Pairs; J.B.W. Kok. 19. Properties and Averaged Equations for Flows of Bubbly Liquids; P.D.M. Spelt, A.S. Sangani. 20. Shape Oscillations of Rising Bubbles; K. Lunde, R.J. Perkins. 21. Bouncing and Coalescence of Bubble Pairs Rising at High Reynolds Numbers in Pure Water and Aqueous Surfactant Solutions; P.C. Duineveld. 22. Some Aspects of the Lift Force on a Spherical Bubble; J. Magnaudet, D. Legendre. 23. Dispersion of Gas Bubbles in Large-Scale Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence; P.D.M. Spelt, A. Biesheuvel. 24. Qualitative Questions in Fluid Mechanics; J.C.R. Hunt.