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Turbulence

  • Oded Regev
  • Orkan M. Umurhan
  • Philip A. Yecko
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

The Oxford English Dictionary defines turbulent flow of a fluid as one in which the velocity at any point fluctuates irregularly and there is continual mixing, rather than a steady flow pattern. As the first example of the use of this adjective, the dictionary quotes a sentence from the classical book by H. Lamb, Hydrodynamics (1895): “The resistance, in the case of turbulent flow, is found to be sensibly independent…of the viscosity of the fluid.”

Keywords

Random Field Reynolds Stress Ergodic Theorem Integral Scale Dissipation Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oded Regev
    • 1
  • Orkan M. Umurhan
    • 2
  • Philip A. Yecko
    • 3
  1. 1.TechnionHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  3. 3.The Cooper UnionNew YorkUSA

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