IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition and Finite Amplitude Solutions

  • Tom Mullin
  • Rich Kerswell
Conference proceedings

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Bruno Eckhardt, Holger Faisst
    Pages 35-50
  3. M. Nagata, G. Kawahara, T. Itano, D.P. Wall, T. Mitsumoji, R. Nakamura
    Pages 51-69
  4. Fabian Waleffe, Jue Wang
    Pages 85-106
  5. Dwight Barkley, Laurette S. Tuckerman
    Pages 107-127
  6. Pierre-Yves Longaretti, Olivier Dauchot
    Pages 129-144
  7. Maria Isabella Gavarini, Alessandro Bottaro, Frans T.M. Nieuwstadt
    Pages 163-172
  8. Dan S. Henningson, Gunilla Kreiss
    Pages 233-249
  9. Victor I. Shrira, Guillemette Caulliez, Dmitry V. Ivonin
    Pages 267-288
  10. Wei Li, Philip A. Stone, Michael D. Graham
    Pages 289-312
  11. Alexander N. Morozov, Wim van Saarloos
    Pages 313-330
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About these proceedings


An exciting new direction in hydrodynamic stability theory and the transition to turbulence is concerned with the role of disconnected states or finite amplitude solutions in the evolution of disorder in fluid flows. This volume contains refereed papers presented at the IUTAM/LMS sponsored symposium on "Non-Uniqueness of Solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations and their Connection with Laminar-Turbulent Transition" held in Bristol 2004. Theoreticians and experimentalists gathered to discuss developments in understanding both the onset and collapse of disordered motion in shear flows such as those found in pipes and channels.

The central objective of the symposium was to discuss the increasing amount of experimental and numerical evidence for finite amplitude solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations and to set the work into a modern theoretical context. The participants included many of the leading authorities in the subject and this volume captures much of the flavour of the resulting stimulating and lively discussions.


Navier-Stokes equation dynamical systems stability turbulence waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Mullin
    • 1
  • Rich Kerswell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of BristolUK

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