Hydrodynamic Instabilities

Author: François Charru

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500546

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The instability of fluid flows is a key topic in classical fluid mechanics because it has huge repercussions for applied disciplines such as chemical engineering, hydraulics, aeronautics, and geophysics. This modern introduction is written for any student, researcher, or practitioner working in the area, for whom an understanding of hydrodynamic instabilities is essential. Based on a decade's experience of teaching postgraduate students in fluid dynamics, this book brings the subject to life by emphasizing the physical mechanisms involved. The theory of dynamical systems provides the basic structure of the exposition, together with asymptotic methods. Wherever possible, Charru discusses the phenomena in terms of characteristic scales and dimensional analysis. The book includes numerous experimental studies, with references to videos and multimedia material, as well as over 150 exercises which introduce the reader to new problems.

Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans

Author: Victor Raizer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149876777X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

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This book demonstrates the capabilities of passive microwave technique for enhanced observations of ocean features, including the detection of (sub)surface events and/or disturbances while laying out the benefits and boundaries of these methods. It represents not only an introduction and complete description of the main principles of ocean microwave radiometry and imagery, but also provides guidance for further experimental studies. Furthermore, it expands the analysis of remote sensing methods, models, and techniques and focuses on a high-resolution multiband imaging observation concept. Such an advanced approach provides readers with a new level of geophysical information and data acquisition granting the opportunity to improve their expertise on advanced microwave technology, becoming now an indispensable tool for diagnostics of ocean phenomena and disturbances.

Hydrodynamics and Nonlinear Instabilities

Author: Claude Godrèche,Paul Manneville,Bernard Castaing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521017633

Category: Science

Page: 700

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This book presents five sets of pedagogical lectures by internationally respected researchers on nonlinear instabilities and the transition to turbulence in hydrodynamics. The book begins with a general introduction to hydrodynamics covering fluid properties, flow measurement, dimensional analysis and turbulence. Chapter two reviews the special characteristics of instabilities in open flows. Chapter three presents mathematical tools for multiscale analysis and asymptotic matching applied to the dynamics of fronts and localized nonlinear states. Chapter four gives a detailed review of pattern forming instabilities. The final chapter provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the instability of flames, shocks and detonations. Together, these lectures provide a thought-provoking overview of current research in this important area.

Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics

Author: P. A. Davidson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107160162

Category: Science

Page: 498

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Comprehensive textbook prioritising physical ideas over mathematical detail. New material includes fusion plasma magnetohydrodynamics.

Foam Films and Foams

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Dotchi Exerowa,Georgi Gochev,Dimo Platikanov,Libero Liggieri,Reinhard Miller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351117726

Category: Science

Page: 502

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This book describes in detail the scientific philosophy of the formation and stabilization-destabilization of foams. It presents all hierarchical steps of a foam, starting from the properties of adsorption layers formed by foaming agents, discussing the properties of foam films as the building blocks of a foam, and then describing details of real foams, including many fields of application. The information presented in the book is useful to people working on the formulation of foams or attempting to avoid or destruct foams in unwanted situations.

Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability

Author: S. Chandrasekhar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319202

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Nobel Laureate's monumental study surveys hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability as a branch of experimental physics, surveying thermal instability of a layer of fluid heated from below, Benard problem, more.

Elementary Fluid Dynamics

Author: D. J. Acheson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198596790

Category: Mathematics

Page: 397

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This textbook provides a clear and concise introduction to both theory and application of fluid dynamics, suitable for all undergraduates coming to the subject for the first time. It has a wide scope, with frequent references to experiments, and numerous exercises illustrating the main ideas.

A First Course in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Author: H. Aref,S. Balachandar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107178517

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Fluid mechanics is a branch of classical physics that has a rich tradition in applied mathematics and numerical methods. It is at work virtually everywhere, from nature to technology. This broad and fundamental coverage of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) begins with a presentation of basic numerical methods and flows into a rigorous introduction to the subject. A heavy emphasis is placed on the exploration of fluid mechanical physics through CFD, making this book an ideal text for any new course that simultaneously covers intermediate fluid mechanics and computation. Ample examples, problems and computer exercises are provided to allow students to test their understanding of a variety of numerical methods for solving flow physics problems, including the point-vortex method, numerical methods for hydrodynamic stability analysis, spectral methods and traditional CFD topics.

An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics

Author: P. A. Davidson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794879

Category: Mathematics

Page: 431

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This book is an introductory text on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and conducting fluids.

Physical Hydrodynamics

Author: Etienne Guyon,Jean-Pierre Hulin,Catalin D. Mitescu,Luc Petit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702442

Category: Science

Page: 544

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This second edition of Physical Hydrodynamics is a deeply enriched version of a classical textbook on fluid dynamics. It retains the same pedagogical spirit, based on the authors' experience of teaching university students in the physical sciences, and emphasizes an experimental (inductive) approach rather than the more formal approach found in many textbooks in the field. Today the field is more widely open to other experimental sciences: materials,environmental, life, and earth sciences, as well as the engineering sciences. Representative examples from these fields have been included where possible, while retaining a general presentation in each case.

Scaling

Author: G. I. Barenblatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521826578

Category: Mathematics

Page: 171

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The author describes and teaches the art of discovering scaling laws, starting from dimensional analysis and physical similarity, which are here given a modern treatment. He demonstrates the concepts of intermediate asymptotics and the renormalisation group as natural consequences of self-similarity and shows how and when these notions and tools can be used to tackle the task at hand, and when they cannot. Based on courses taught to undergraduate and graduate students, the book can also be used for self-study by biologists, chemists, astronomers, engineers and geoscientists.

Ferrohydrodynamics

Author: R. E. Rosensweig

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486783006

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Clear, comprehensive treatment of behavior and dynamics of magnetic fluids explores electromagnetism and fields, magnetocaloric energy conversion, more. For graduate students and researchers in physics, engineering, and math.

Selected Papers, Volume 4

Plasma Physics, Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability, and Applications of the Tensor-Virial Theorem

Author: S. Chandrasekhar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226100968

Category: Science

Page: 585

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This is the fourth of six volumes collecting significant papers of the distinguished astrophysicist and Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar. His work is notable for its breadth as well as for its brilliance; his practice has been to change his focus from time to time to pursue new areas of research. The result has been a prolific career full of discoveries and insights, some of which are only now being fully appreciated. Chandrasekhar has selected papers that trace the development of his ideas and that present aspects of his work not fully covered in the books he has periodically published to summarize his research in each area. Volume 4 has three parts. The first, on plasma physics, includes joint work with A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson on the stability of the pinch, as well as a paper on Chandrasekhar's own approach to the topic of adiabatic invariants. Part 2 includes work with specific scientific applications of hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability not covered in his monograph on the subject. The final part contains Chandrasekhar's papers on the scientific applications of the tensor-virial theorem, in which he restores to its proper place Riemann's neglected work with ellipsoidal figures.

Stability and Transition in Shear Flows

Author: Peter J. Schmid,Dan S. Henningson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461301858

Category: Science

Page: 558

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A detailed look at some of the more modern issues of hydrodynamic stability, including transient growth, eigenvalue spectra, secondary instability. It presents analytical results and numerical simulations, linear and selected nonlinear stability methods. By including classical results as well as recent developments in the field of hydrodynamic stability and transition, the book can be used as a textbook for an introductory, graduate-level course in stability theory or for a special-topics fluids course. It is equally of value as a reference for researchers in the field of hydrodynamic stability theory or with an interest in recent developments in fluid dynamics. Stability theory has seen a rapid development over the past decade, this book includes such new developments as direct numerical simulations of transition to turbulence and linear analysis based on the initial-value problem.

Fluid Dynamics for Physicists

Author: T. E. Faber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429696

Category: Science

Page: 440

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This textbook provides an accessible and comprehensive account of fluid dynamics that emphasizes fundamental physical principles and stresses connections with other branches of physics. Beginning with a basic introduction, the book goes on to cover many topics not typically treated in texts, such as compressible flow and shock waves, sound attenuation and bulk viscosity, solitary waves and ship waves, thermal convection, instabilities, turbulence, and the behavior of anisotropic, non-Newtonian and quantum fluids. Undergraduate or graduate students in physics or engineering who are taking courses in fluid dynamics will find this book invaluable.

Practical Applied Mathematics

Modelling, Analysis, Approximation

Author: Sam Howison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521842747

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

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Drawing from a wide variety of mathematical subjects, this book aims to show how mathematics is realised in practice in the everyday world. Dozens of applications are used to show that applied mathematics is much more than a series of academic calculations. Mathematical topics covered include distributions, ordinary and partial differential equations, and asymptotic methods as well as basics of modelling. The range of applications is similarly varied, from the modelling of hair to piano tuning, egg incubation and traffic flow. The style is informal but not superficial. In addition, the text is supplemented by a large number of exercises and sideline discussions, assisting the reader's grasp of the material. Used either in the classroom by upper-undergraduate students, or as extra reading for any applied mathematician, this book illustrates how the reader's knowledge can be used to describe the world around them.

An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

Author: G. K. Batchelor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 615

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First published in 1967, Professor Batchelor's classic text on fluid dynamics is still one of the foremost texts in the subject. The careful presentation of the underlying theories of fluids is still timely and applicable, even in these days of almost limitless computer power. This re-issue should ensure that a new generation of graduate students see the elegance of Professor Batchelor's presentation.