Turbulent Jets and Plumes

A Lagrangian Approach

  • Joseph H. W. Lee
  • Vincent H. Chu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 1-19
  3. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 21-54
  4. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 55-101
  5. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 103-133
  6. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 135-177
  7. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 179-209
  8. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 211-247
  9. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 249-291
  10. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 293-317
  11. Joseph H. W. Lee, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 319-359
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 361-390

About this book

Introduction

Jets and plumes are shear flows produced by momentum and buoyancy forces. Examples include smokestack emissions, fires and volcano eruptions, deep sea vents, thermals, sewage discharges, thermal effluents from power stations, and ocean dumping of sludge. Knowledge of turbulent mixing by jets and plumes is important for environmental control, impact and risk assessment.

Turbulent Jets and Plumes introduces the fundamental concepts and develops a Lagrangian approach to model these shear flows. This theme persists throughout the text, starting from simple cases and building towards the practically important case of a turbulent buoyant jet in a density-stratified crossflow. Basic ideas are illustrated by ample use of flow visualization using the laser-induced fluorescence technique. The text includes many illustrative worked examples, comparisons of model predictions with laboratory and field data, and classroom tested problems. An interactive PC-based virtual-reality modelling software (VISJET) is also provided. Engineering and science students, researchers and practitioners may use the book both as an introduction to the subject and as a reference in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics.

Keywords

Profil Scale fluid mechanics hydraulics temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph H. W. Lee
    • 1
  • Vincent H. Chu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering and Applied MechanicsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0407-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic PUblishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5061-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0407-8
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