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  • Paperback: 806 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (10 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521598869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521598866
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 3.8 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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'Probably the most popular text in turbulent fluid mechanics for the past thirty years has been Tennekes and Lumley. Now Lumley's colleague Pope has produced a much more complete work and one that is up to date. Designed as a graduate text, it is a massive work that covers most of what an engineer needs to know about the subject … there is no book that provides as broad coverage as this one and yet provides reasonable depth … There are also problems interspersed throughout the book. They make this an excellent textbook that can be heartily recommended to anyone teaching a course in this subject. it is the best book on the market today that covers the entire field and should be adopted for courses, especially since the paperback edition is priced quite reasonably for the size on the book.' Joel H. Ferziger, International Journal of Mutliphase Flows

'The deficiency for students of engineering and applied science is the dearth of material on turbulence modeling. Pope has remedied that situation by adjoining a survey of ideas on closure modeling to an introduction to turbulence theory ... This book is a welcome addition to the literature on turbulence. It will serve well as a textbook.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics

'… excellent and readable treatment of fundamentals … The lucid and up-to-date discussion - which will appeal to researchers and engineers alike - is a bonus.' Peter Lindstedt, New Scientist

'… the text can be classified as one of the pearls in the field.' Applied Mechanical Review

'The engineering student who diligently follows and works through the book should acquire a substantial degree of competence in understanding the behaviour and fundamental physical processes involved in turbulent flows and getting familiar with the various approaches for modelling or stimulating turbulent flows. It shall be valued greatly by students in applied mathematics, physics, oceanography, and atmospheric sciences, as well as researchers, and practicing engineers. Acquainting oneself with this book should be a thoroughly enjoyable and enriching experience. Indeed a welcome and distinct addition to the literature on turbulence. It will serve well as an impressive textbook admirably making up for the dearth of material on turbulence modelling.' Current Engineering Practice

'This is a graduate-level textbook based on a graduate course, and it will be useful for that purpose … what it does it does well. One hopes it will be widely read.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'… comprehensive textbook … suitable to engineering students at graduate level … this well-organized and clearly written book can be highly recommended to students and researchers with an interest in turbulence, and to all teaching the subject.' Oleg Titow, Zentralblatt MATH

'It was a pleasure to read this important book … exceptionally clear presentation, together with an often penetrating critique of both classical methods and recent developments in the theory and modelling of turbulent flows … I strongly recommend this book to advanced students of fluid mechanics, to their teachers and to all researchers, engineers and others with a professional interest in turbulent flows.' K. N. C. Bray, Measurement, Science & Technology

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This is a graduate text for engineering, applied mathematics and physics students on turbulent flows, an important topic in fluid dynamics. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, designed for teaching and is based on a course taught by the author at Cornell University for a number of years.

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It is impossible to fault this book for not covering enough material with regards to the different classes of turbulence. However, the language used is overly complex; turbulence is a difficult subject to study and the initial chapters do not introduce concepts in an easy to understand manner. This would make a fantastic reference book, but as a study aid it falters slightly.
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I would like to thank the author for this marvelous piece of work, intended for postgraduate students. It's very well written, simplified for the reader and provides lots of links to reference names if the reader wants to go in more detail. For a researcher who works in turbulent flows this book should be on his library shelf. This book is for non reactive flows, incompressible flows, if you want to go ahead and research in turbulent reactive flows then the book by Rodney Fox is maybe a good title to be added to your library shelf. You can rely on this book for validating and checking your experimental and numerical simulation tests. What is meant by that after making your measurement from your experiments you can compare you velocity profiles that you got by the velocity profiles provided in the book. The same applies for validating your Numerical simulation by checking that you got the right energy spectrum slope. The book provides a short description on DNS and Turbulent viscosity models, while LES and PDF models are covered with a generous description. The book has lots of exercises, it would be beneficial if the solutions for these exercise are available online.
The book covers free share flows, scales of turbulent flows and wall flows. The first two are described in lots of detail the last is well written but a more through description can be found in the Boundary Layer Theory book by Schlichting .
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1-Turbulent flows are studied by studying flow patterns, the flow pattern is captured by knowing the velocity components at each measured point.
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The style is straightforward. Fundamentals are covered. It does require a good level in maths (3rd-4th year of engineering degree that's all). Overall it's been very helpful in my PhD.
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HASH(0x94ac4f90) out of 5 stars Not particularly good. 18 Feb. 2006
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I bought this book since it was the required text in a Turbulence course. In general, the book is well written and the explanations are clear. The material is organized in two main parts: Fundamentals (7 chapters), and Modeling and Simulation (6 Chapters). Although this book covers a lot of topics, I found that many of them are treated in a somewhat superficial and desultory way, specially in the Fundamentals part. For example, the core of the statistical theory of turbulence, K41 and scaling, is treated rather briefly in Chapter 6 (compare for example with the deep and enlighting discussion given by Frisch's book). Intermittency and anomalous scaling is treated in just a couple of pages. Chapter 5, on free shear flows, and 7, on boundary layers, contains a lot of experimental observations and plots but without a thorough analysis. This is too much of a "textbook", just for students that want to do their homework, but not a good treatise on this rich, deep and fascinating subject. To get real physical insight you need to read books like Frisch, or Mathieu & Scott. Also, Tennekes and Lumley, in spite of have been published more than 30 years ago (in 1972), still contains more interesting discussion on the physics of turbulence, that you miss in Pope's book.
If you want a book to get just some general knowledge on Turbulence, this book can be helpful. If you really want to learn Turbulence to do research on this field I think it's better to start with that other introductory books (before reading the classical treatises [e.g. Monin & Yaglom] and papers). The book by Durbin and Peterson Reif is also better than this one. I have bought all of them, and the least used book in my shelf is Pope's.
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HASH(0x94ac4fe4) out of 5 stars Modernized account of turbulence 29 Sept. 2005
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This is an excellent addition to the turbulence textbooks. The physical meanings of equations are well explained and cast in a way that helps the understanding of the subject tremendously. In contrast to earlier textbook by Lumley and Tenneky, this book is much cleaner in explaining the conncetions between the physical phenomenon and the mathematical treatment. However, it lacks the experimental side of the subject, which, however, can be found in other classic textbooks, such as Hinze's Turbulence. This book also has lots of updates on modern modeling techniques, including PDF, DNS and LES. The exercise problems are well organized and complement the context very well. Highly recommended.
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HASH(0x954f93d8) out of 5 stars This book was a requirement for a PhD level turbulence ... 3 Dec. 2014
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This book was a requirement for a PhD level turbulence course. Upon working with it and from it for four months, I am able to draw the following conclusions: 1.) any time that you wanted more understanding of a particular matter, say the method (not an explicit solution) upon which a certain equation was derived, it is left up to the reader as an exercise; 2.) there is no explanation of the physical significance of any proposed equation or model, rather, it is a mere consequence of mathematics; 3.) hand waving! When in doubt, just hand wave or omit and present a solution!; 4.) there is no explanation of what a particular variable may be, rather, it magically appears at some point within a chapter to help move the material along; 5.) the explanation of models (i.e. Reynolds-stress, k-omega, etc.) are as in-depth as the CFX or Fluent user manual (i.e. there is no depth), lacking any technicality. It is quite a shame that this text does not compare to those of Gleck, Wilcox or Piersol. It is also a shame that this text lacks any depth of understanding by presenting only a cursory overview of stochastic tools applicable to turbulent flow.
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HASH(0x9512c438) out of 5 stars A great reference! 21 Mar. 2011
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I'm a graduate student doing research on large eddy simulation, and this is the turbulence book I always keep within arm's reach. This book is a great reference for basic concepts regarding turbulent flows as well as numerical simulations of turbulence, i.e. Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) modeling, Large Eddy Simulation (LES), and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS). Part I of the book deals with some of the fundamentals of turbulence: the statistical approach to turbulence, free-shear and wall-bounded flows, and Kolmogorov theory. Part II deals with turbulence simulation and modeling. He discusses RANS (both eddy viscosity and Reynolds stress modeling), PDF methods, DNS, and LES. While the material in Part I is covered in greater detail by other authors (i.e. Tennekes & Lumley, Hinze, etc.), it still is very useful for someone becoming acquainted with turbulent flows for the first time. The material in Part II is perhaps the most valuable part of the book. It contains a great introduction to turbulent simulation and modeling without being overly technical.
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HASH(0x9539b9d8) out of 5 stars The best turbulence text book 18 July 2013
By Amir Arzani - Published on Amazon.com
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There are many text books in this field. this is one of the most comprehensive and well explained turbulence text books.
The author does a very good job covering so many topics in this growing field, and many of the more minor concepts are explained in the exercises which is one of the advantages of this book
If you want to only buy one book in this subject then it has to be this one!!
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