Hydrodynamic Instability and Transition to Turbulence

  • Akiva M. Yaglom
  • Uriel Frisch
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 100)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

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.

Authors and affiliations

  • Akiva M. Yaglom
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept.of Aeronautics & Asronaut.MITCambridgeUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Uriel Frisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire Côte d'Azur, URA 1362CNRS NiceNice CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4237-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4236-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4237-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
  • About this book