Chaos and Turbulence

  • H. Chaté
  • E. Villermaux
  • J.-M. Chomaz

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 373)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Why Mixing?

    1. Emmanuel Villermaux, Hugues Chaté, Jean-Marc Chomaz
      Pages 1-8
  3. History, Lexicon, and Basics

  4. Geometry of Mixing and Engineering Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Paul E. Dimotakis, Haris J. Catrakis
      Pages 59-143
    3. Haris J. Catrakis, Paul E. Dimotakis
      Pages 145-162
    4. Julio M. Ottino, Troy Shinbrot
      Pages 163-186
  5. Mixing and Dispersion in Geophysical Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. A. Provenzale, A. Babiano, A. Zanella
      Pages 207-228
    3. Bernard Legras
      Pages 273-285
    4. Yves Pomeau
      Pages 297-303
  6. Statistical Methods and Mixing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Julyan H. E. Cartwright, Mario Feingold, Oreste Piro
      Pages 307-342
    3. George M. Zaslavsky
      Pages 343-359
    4. Boris I. Shraiman, Eric D. Siggia
      Pages 361-383
    5. Leo P. Kadanoff
      Pages 385-394
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-396

About this book


Mixing may be thought of as the operation by which a system evolves from one state of simplicity (initial segregation) to another state of simplicity (complete uniformity). Between these two extremes, complex patterns emerge and die. Questions naturally arise- how can the geometry of complex patterns be characterised, what is the time scale of the process, what structures are involved in the flow?
This volume, comprising the proceedings of the NATO ASI on Mixing, attempts to address these questions from the approaches of geometry, kinetics and structure. The ASI which brought together diverse communities with a common interest in the problem of mixing, now provides us with a comprehensive work on the problem of mixing.


Renormalization group chaos dispersion fractal geometry kinetics segregation turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Chaté
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Villermaux
    • 3
  • J.-M. Chomaz
    • 2
  1. 1.CEA-Service de Physique de l’Etat CondenséGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.LadHyX, Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance
  3. 3.Institute de Mécanique de GrenobleLEGI-CNRSGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7127-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4697-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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