Statistical Approach to Wall Turbulence

Statistical Approach to Wall Turbulence

Sedat Tardu, Grenoble University, France

ISBN : 9781848212626

Publication Date : June 2011

Hardcover 336 pp

147.00 USD



Wall turbulence is encountered in many technological applications as well as in the atmosphere, and a detailed understanding leading to its management would have considerable beneficial consequences in many areas. A lot of inspired work by experimenters, theoreticians, engineers and mathematicians has been accomplished over recent decades on this important topic and Statistical Approach to Wall Turbulence provides an updated and integrated view on the progress made in this area.

Wall turbulence is a complex phenomenon that has several industrial applications, such as in aerodynamics, turbomachinery, geophysical flows, internal engines, etc. Several books exist on fluid turbulence, but Statistical Approach to Wall Turbulence is original in the sense that it focuses solely on the turbulent flows bounded by solid boundaries. The book covers the different physical aspects of wall turbulence, beginning with classical phenomenological aspects before advancing to recent research in the effects of the Reynolds numbers, near wall coherent structures, and wall turbulent transport process.

This book would be of interest to postgraduate and undergraduate students in mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering, as well as researchers in aerodynamics, combustion, and all applications of wall turbulence.


1. Basic Concepts.
2. Preliminary Concepts: Phenomenology, Closures and Fine Structure.
3. Inner and Outer Scales: Spectral Behavior.
4. Reynolds Number-Based Effects.
5. Vorticity.

About the authors

Sedat Tardu is Associate Professor at Grenoble University in France where he teaches turbulent shear flows, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and chaos. His research area includes canonical and non-canonical wall turbulence, active and passive control of near wall turbulence, unsteady wall layers, mixing and micro-mixing, and microfluidics. He has been a visiting researcher at several universities (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Imperial College London, Beihang University Beijing) and he is author of more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences and of several book chapters.

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