Progress in Scale Modeling

Summary of the First International Symposium on Scale Modeling (ISSM I in 1988) and Selected Papers from Subsequent Symposia (ISSM II in 1997 through ISSM V in 2006)

  • Kozo┬áSaito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLVIII
  2. Fire & Explosion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Yuji Nakamura, Nobuko Yoshimura, Tomohiro Matsumura, Hiroyuki Ito, Osamu Fujita
      Pages 17-27
    3. Howard R. Baum
      Pages 39-60
    4. Toshisuke Hirano
      Pages 61-73
    5. Lijing Gao, Toshisuke Hirano
      Pages 75-83
    6. Richard C. Corlett, Anay Luketa-Hanlin
      Pages 85-97
    7. Akihiko Ito, Tadashi Konishi, Kozo Saito
      Pages 99-107
    8. James G. Quintiere, Michael E. Dillon
      Pages 109-120
    9. Paul A. Croce, Yibing Xin
      Pages 121-132
    10. Hiroyuki Sato, Kenji Amagai, Masataka Arai
      Pages 133-147
    11. Kozue Takahashi, Akihiko Ito, Yuji Kudo, Tadashi Konishi, Kozo Saito
      Pages 149-162
  3. Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-167
    2. Vedha Nayagam, Anthony J. Marchese, Kurt R. Sacksteder
      Pages 169-178
    3. Forman A. Williams
      Pages 179-195
    4. Tadao Takeno, K.N.C. Bray
      Pages 197-202
    5. L.T. Yap, M. Pourkashanian, L. Howard, A. Williams, R.A. Yetter
      Pages 203-209
    6. Keng Hoo Chuah, Hiroshi Gotoda, Genichiro Kushida
      Pages 211-222

About this book


This book is a selection of seminal papers given at the past International Symposia on Scale Modeling (ISSM). The International Scale Modeling Committee consisting of active worldwide researchers in scale modeling celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2008. The Committee is interdisciplinary, attracting researchers from a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines.

Scale modeling is a simplifying and clarifying tool used by scientists and engineers in many disciplines to help them grasp essential or salient aspects of bewilderingly complex systems, mechanisms and phenomena -- to see the forest when there are many trees. Scale modeling techniques are also used when it would be too expensive or too difficult to test the system of interest. In addition, scale modeling is an approach that offers engineers and designers a new point of view, liberating creative and innovative ideas and solutions. Scale modeling is employed to study weather systems, diffusion of pollution in air or water, chemical process in 3-D turbulent flow, multiphase combustion, flame propagation, biological systems, behavior of materials at nano- and micro- scales and so on.

Scale modeling would be even more widely used if more new material was readily available. The objective in publishing these papers in one place is to remedy the lack of available material on scale modeling and to make a book that will be useful in university courses (both graduate and undergraduate), and in industry short courses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kozo┬áSaito
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Research for Technology DevelopmentUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8681-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8682-3
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