Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Hydrodynamic Instability and Transition to Turbulence

Authors: Yaglom, Akiva M.

Editors: Frisch, Uriel (Ed.)

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  • Review of fluid flows and the work of the late Professor A. Yaglom
  • Reviewed, edited, brought together and finished as a tribute to Professor Yaglom's work
  • Historical overview of an important phase in the research on fluid flows
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This book is a complete revision of the part of Monin & Yaglom's famous two-volume work "Statistical Fluid Mechanics: Mechanics of Turbulence" that deals with the theory of laminar-flow instability and transition to turbulence. It includes the considerable advances in the subject that have been made in the last  15 years or so. It is intended as a textbook for advanced graduate courses and as a reference for research students and professional research workers.

The first two Chapters are an introduction to the mathematics, and the experimental results, for the instability of laminar (or inviscid) flows to infinitesimal (in practice "small") disturbances. The third Chapter develops this linear theory in more detail and describes its application to particular problems. Chapters 4 and 5 deal with instability to finite-amplitude disturbances: much of the material has previously been available only in research papers.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Equations of Fluid Dynamics and Some of Their Consequences

    Pages 1-27

    Yaglom, Akiva M. (et al.)

  • Basic Experimental Facts and Introduction to Linear Stability Theory

    Pages 29-174

    Yaglom, Akiva M. (et al.)

  • More About Linear Stability Theory: Studies of The Initial-Value Problem

    Pages 175-290

    Yaglom, Akiva M. (et al.)

  • Stability to Finite Disturbances: Energy Method and Landau’s Equation

    Pages 291-464

    Yaglom, Akiva M. (et al.)

  • Further Weakly-Nonlinear Approaches to Laminar-Flow Stability: Blasius Boundary-Layer Flow as a Paradigm

    Pages 465-600

    Yaglom, Akiva M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrodynamic Instability and Transition to Turbulence
Authors
Editors
  • Uriel Frisch
Series Title
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
100
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4237-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4237-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4236-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9753-6
Series ISSN
0926-5112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 600
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