Turbulence and Transition Modelling

Lecture Notes from the ERCOFTAC/IUTAM Summerschool held in Stockholm, 12–20 June, 1995

  • M. Hallbäck
  • D. S. Henningson
  • A. V. Johansson
  • P. H. Alfredsson

Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. Hallbäck, D. S. Henningson, A. V. Johansson, P. H. Alfredsson
    Pages 1-11
  3. D. S. Henningson, P. H. Alfredsson
    Pages 13-80
  4. M. Hallbäck, A. V. Johansson, A. D. Burden
    Pages 81-154
  5. A. M. Savill
    Pages 233-268
  6. U. Piomelli, J. R. Chasnov
    Pages 269-336
  7. F. P. Bertolotti
    Pages 337-368
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-369

About this book


The aim of this book is to give, within a single volume, an introduction to the fields of turbulence modelling and transition-to-turbulence prediction, and to provide the physical background for today's modelling approaches in these problem areas as well as giving a flavour of advanced use of prediction methods. Turbulence modelling approaches, ranging from single-point models based on the eddy-viscosity concept and the Reynolds stress transport equations (Chapters 3,4,5), to large-eddy simulation (LES) techniques (Ch. 7), are covered. The foundations of hydrodynamical stability and transition are presented (Ch. 2) along with transition prediction methods based on single-point closures (Ch. 6), LES techniques (Ch. 7) and the parabolized stability equations (Ch. 8). The book addresses engineers and researchers, in industry or academia, who are entering into the fields of turbulence or transition modelling research or need to apply turbulence or transition prediction methods in their work.


algebra development fields nomenclature physics simulation stability transport turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Hallbäck
    • 1
  • D. S. Henningson
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Johansson
    • 1
  • P. H. Alfredsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Aeronautical Research Institute of SwedenBrommaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4707-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8666-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-4309
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