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Recent Research Advances in the Fluid Mechanics of Turbulent Jets and Plumes

  • P. A. Davies
  • M. J. Valente Neves

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 255)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Steven J. Wright
    Pages 13-27
  3. P. B. Angelidis, N. E. Kotsovinos
    Pages 29-43
  4. Joseph H. W. Lee, Wolfgang Rodi
    Pages 73-88
  5. B. R. Morton, K. C. Nguyen, R. W. Cresswell
    Pages 89-116
  6. R. E. Baddour
    Pages 117-129
  7. M. J. Valente Neves
    Pages 147-154
  8. G. H. Jirka
    Pages 155-175
  9. Panos N. Papanicolaou, Morteza Gharib
    Pages 177-190
  10. R. J. Perkins, I. A. Joia
    Pages 191-207
  11. J. M. Redondo, C. Yague
    Pages 209-222
  12. K. N. Saini, D. P. Georgiou, D. T. Tsahalis
    Pages 295-308
  13. J. C. R. Hunt
    Pages 309-334
  14. H. J. S. Fernando, P. A. Davies, B. A. Ayotte, L. A. Mofor, C. Y. Ching
    Pages 357-373
  15. T. A. McClimans
    Pages 391-399
  16. D. Etling, H. J. S. Fernando
    Pages 401-411
  17. D. S. McGuinness, X. Zhang, D. L. Boyer
    Pages 413-422
  18. P. J. W. Roberts
    Pages 441-464
  19. M. J. Davidson, D. A. Papps, I. R. Wood
    Pages 465-478
  20. R. Burrows, K. H. M. Ali, M. Crapper
    Pages 489-501
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 503-514

About this book

Introduction

Challenging problems involvrllg jet and plume phenomena are common to many areas of fundamental and applied scientific research, and an understanding of plume and jet behaviour is essential in many geophysical and industrial contexts. For example, in the field of meteorology, where pollutant dispersal takes place by means of atmospheric jets and plumes formed either naturally under conditions of convectively-driven flow in the atmospheric boundary layer, or anthropogenically by the release of pollutants from tall chimneys. In other fields of geophysics, buoyant plumes and jets are known to play important roles in oceanic mixing processes, both at the relatively large scale (as in deep water formation by convective sinking) and at the relatively small scale (as with plume formation beneath ice leads, for example). In the industrial context, the performances of many engineering systems are determined primarily by the behaviour of buoyant plumes and jets. For example, (i) in sea outfalls, where either sewage or thermal effluents are discharged into marine and/or freshwater environments, (ii) in solar ponds, where buoyant jets are released under density interfaces, (iii) in buildings, where thermally-generated plumes affect the air quality and ventilation properties of architectural environments, (iv) in rotating machinery where fluid jet~ are used for cooling purposes, and (v) in long road and rail tunnels, where safety and ventilation prcedures rely upon an understanding of the behaviour of buoyant jets. In many other engineering and oceanographic contexts, the properties of jets and plumes are of great importance.

Keywords

Coast Downwash Ocean civil engineering convection fluid mechanics mixing transport phenomena turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • P. A. Davies
    • 1
  • M. J. Valente Neves
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Hydraulics Laboratory, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0918-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4396-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0918-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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