IUTAM Symposium on Elementary Vortices and Coherent Structures: Significance in Turbulence Dynamics

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October 2004


Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Vortex dynamics

  3. Coherent structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVIII
    2. Javier Jiménez, Genta Kawahara, Mark P. Simens, Juan C. del Álamo
      Pages 53-70
    3. Toshio Miyauchi, Shin-Jeong Kang, Mamoru Tanahashi
      Pages 71-80
    4. Lennaert van Veen, Shigeo Kida, Genta Kawahara
      Pages 93-103
    5. Hideaki Mouri, Akihiro Hori, Yoshihide Kawashima
      Pages 105-110
    6. Pinaki Chakraborty, S. Balachandar, Ronald J. Adrian
      Pages 111-115
  4. Chaotic advection and mixing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVIII
    2. J.C. Vassilicos, J. Davila, S. Goto, E. Hascoet, D. Osborne, L. Rossi
      Pages 119-130
    3. Yasuhiko Sakai, Haruka Kuwahara, Kazuki Maeyama, Hiroyuki Tsunoda
      Pages 149-154

About these proceedings


Elementary vortices – those tubular swirling vortical structures with concentrated vorticity commonly observed in various kinds of turbulent flows – play key roles in turbulence dynamics (e.g. enhancement of mixing, diffusion and resistance) and characterize turbulence statistics (e.g. intermittency). Because of their dynamical importance, manipulation of elementary vortices is expected to be effective and useful in turbulence control as well as in construction of turbulence modeling. The most advanced research works on elementary vortices and related problems were presented and discussed at the IUTAM Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October 2004. This book contains 40 contributions presented there, the subjects of which cover vortex dynamics, coherent structures, chaotic advection and mixing, statistical properties of turbulence, rotating and stratified turbulence, instability and transition, dynamics of thin vortices, finite-time singularity, and superfluid turbulence. The book should be useful for readers of graduate and advanced levels in the field of fluid turbulence.


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Editors and affiliations

    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4181-0
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4180-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4181-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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