© 1994

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

About this book


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.


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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

  • Book Title Recent Research Advances in the Fluid Mechanics of Turbulent Jets and Plumes
  • Editors P.A. Davies
    M.J. Valente Neves
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2699-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4396-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0918-5
  • Series ISSN 0168-132X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 514
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
    Atmospheric Sciences
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