Turbulence pp 75-85 | Cite as

Statistical Description of Turbulence

  • Frans T. M. Nieuwstadt
  • Bendiks J. Boersma
  • Jerry Westerweel


A turbulent flow is a chaotic and fluctuating flow state, and for most applications we are not interested in all the details of the flow. It thus seems obvious to focus our attention on statistical quantities, such as the average and the standard deviation of fluctuating flow variables.


Ensemble Average Statistics Probability Distribution Statistics Stochastic Process Fluctuate Velocity Field Reynolds Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frans T. M. Nieuwstadt
    • 1
  • Bendiks J. Boersma
    • 2
  • Jerry Westerweel
    • 3
  1. 1.J.M. Burgers Center for Fluid MechanicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.DelftThe Netherlands

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