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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for graduates
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.
Published on 18 July 2007 by Pierre Le Fur

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3.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but confusing
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...
Published on 10 Jan 2004


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3.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but confusing, 10 Jan 2004
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This review is from: Turbulent Flows (Paperback)
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for graduates, 18 July 2007
This review is from: Turbulent Flows (Paperback)
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Ahmed Al Makky, 28 May 2011
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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 .
Things that will be learnt from the book:
1-Turbulent flows are studied by studying flow patterns, the flow pattern is captured by knowing the velocity components at each measured point. Each flow problem has its own characteristic pattern, this leads to parameters that are vital to calculate for the studied case, example for jet flows is energy production and energy dissipation, for wall shear flows is the friction coefficient etc.
2-The focus of the book on the length scale characterization for the studied flow is to specify by the researcher what is the role of the length scales are playing, are they dissipating the motion or are they producing the energy and what are their sizes which means that the researcher is lead to the energy cascade.
3-It covers and summarizers different turbulent flow models and illustrates their pros and cons. Focusing mostly on LES and PDF models.
4-The researcher is lead to know how to study and approach his studied case that he encounters during his work.
Finally what I can say is as the Vatican has its own pope, turbulence has its pope.
I hope that was help full.
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