Analysis of Turbulent Flows with Computer Programs

3rd Edition

Authors: Tuncer Cebeci
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080983356
eBook ISBN: 9780080983394
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th March 2013
Page Count: 464
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Analysis of Turbulent Flows is written by one of the most prolific authors in the field of CFD. Professor of Aerodynamics at SUPAERO and Director of DMAE at ONERA, Professor Tuncer Cebeci calls on both his academic and industrial experience when presenting this work. Each chapter has been specifically constructed to provide a comprehensive overview of turbulent flow and its measurement. Analysis of Turbulent Flows serves as an advanced textbook for PhD candidates working in the field of CFD and is essential reading for researchers, practitioners in industry and MSc and MEng students.

The field of CFD is strongly represented by the following corporate organizations: Boeing, Airbus, Thales, United Technologies and General Electric. Government bodies and academic institutions also have a strong interest in this exciting field.

Key Features

  • An overview of the development and application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with real applications to industry
  • Contains a unique section on short-cut methods – simple approaches to practical engineering problems


Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Aerospace and Automotive Engineers. Combustion and fluid flow specialists.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Third Edition

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Introductory Remarks

1.2 Turbulence – Miscellaneous Remarks

1.3 The Ubiquity of Turbulence

1.4 The Continuum Hypothesis

1.5 Measures of Turbulence – Intensity

1.6 Measures of Turbulence – Scale

1.7 Measures of Turbulence – The Energy Spectrum

1.8 Measures of Turbulence – Intermittency

1.9 The Diffusive Nature of Turbulence

1.10 Turbulence Simulation



Chapter 2. Conservation Equations for Compressible Turbulent Flows

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The Navier–Stokes Equations

2.3 Conventional Time-Averaging and Mass-Weighted-Averaging Procedures

2.4 Relation Between Conventional Time-Averaged Quantities and Mass-Weighted-Averaged Quantities

2.5 Continuity and Momentum Equations

2.6 Energy Equations

2.7 Mean-Kinetic-Energy Equation

2.8 Reynolds-Stress Transport Equations

2.9 Reduced Forms of the Navier–Stokes Equations



Chapter 3. Boundary-Layer Equations

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Boundary-Layer Approximations for Compressible Flows

3.3 Continuity, Momentum, and Energy Equations

3.4 Mean-Kinetic-Energy Flows

3.5 Reynolds-Stress Transport Equations

3.6 Integral Equations of the Boundary Layer



Chapter 4. General Behavior of Turbulent Boundary Layers

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Composite Nature of a Turbulent Boundary Layer

4.3 Eddy-Viscosity, Mixing-Length, Eddy-Conductivity and Turbulent Prandtl Number Concepts

4.4 Mean-Velocity and Temperature Distributions in Incompressible Flows on Smooth Surfaces

4.5 Mean-Velocity Distribution


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About the Author

Tuncer Cebeci

Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, California State University, Professor Cebeci is widely regarded as an expert in the field of Turbulent Flows and has received many accolades for his work. He was named the first Distinguished Professor in the California State University System, and he received numerous awards including Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He also received the Presidential Science Award from Turkey.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Aerodynamics at SUPAERO and Director of DMAE at ONERA