Some Basics of Engineering Flow Turbulence

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Dedication

The meaning of an endeavour is found in the process, more so than the final outcome.  This book is dedicated to those who attempt to make the best out of every day.

‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.’ – Bill Keane.

 

Contents

Dedication

Preface

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION FLOW TURBULENCE   

EQUATIONS OF FLOW MOTION

STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF FLOW TURBULENCE

TURBULENCE SCALES

TURBULENCE SIMULATIONS AND MODELLING

GRID TURBULENCE

VORTEX DYNAMICS

SPHERE & CIRCULAR CYLINDER IN CROSS FLOW

PREMIXED TURBULENT FLAME PROPAGATION

 

Preface

This book is intended for those who have an interest in flowing fluids.  It aims at providing some backgound, though of limited scope, on everyday flow turbulence, especially that encountered in engineering applications.  Some undergraduate knowledge of fluid mechanics and statistics is needed to better appreciate the material covered.

Acknowledgements

If it is not because of the many co-runners, this book would have been just an anxious dream of starting a marathon without the stamina to cross the finish line.  The author is particularly grateful to the strength from above, and the following individuals in easing the enduring endeavour, giving him the needed fuel to finally cross the finish line.