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Basics of Engineering Turbulence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128039700, 9780128039830

Basics of Engineering Turbulence

1st Edition

Author: David Ting
eBook ISBN: 9780128039830
Paperback ISBN: 9780128039700
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th February 2016
Page Count: 256
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Basics of Engineering Turbulence introduces flow turbulence to engineers and engineering students who have a fluid dynamics background, but do not have advanced knowledge on the subject. It covers the basic characteristics of flow turbulence in terms of its many scales. The author uses a pedagogical approach to help readers better understand the fundamentals of turbulence scales, especially how they are derived through the order of magnitude analysis.

This book is intended for those who have an interest in flowing fluids. It provides some background, though of limited scope, on everyday flow turbulence, especially in engineering applications. The book begins with the ‘basics’ of turbulence which is necessary for any reader being introduced to the subject, followed by several examples of turbulence in engineering applications. This overall approach gives readers all they need to grasp both the fundamentals of turbulence and its applications in practical instances.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the basics of turbulence for applications in engineering and industrial settings
  • Provides an understanding of concepts that are often challenging, such as energy distribution among the turbulent structures, the effective diffusivity, and the theory behind turbulence scales
  • Offers a user-friendly approach with clear-and-concise explanations and illustrations, as well as end-of-chapter problems


Mechanical, civil, chemical and environmental engineers who encounter flow turbulence in their everyday practice. Graduate students entering into flow turbulence research

Table of Contents

Part I: Some Basics of Flow Turbulence
1. Introducing Flow Turbulence
2. Equations of Flow Motion
3. Statistical Description of Flow Turbulence
4. Turbulence Scales
5. Turbulence Simulations and Modeling
6. Wall Turbulence
7. Grid Turbulence
8. Vortex Dynamics

Part II: Examples of Engineering Problems Involving Flow Turbulence
9. Sphere and Circular Cylinder in Cross Flow
10. Premixed Turbulent Flame Propagation


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About the Author

David Ting

Dr. Ting has tangled with engineering flow turbulence for 25 years, starting with turbulent flame propagation in his graduate years, followed by grid turbulence, turbulent heat convection, turbulent flow induced vibrations, and turbulence and wind energy. He has taught a graduate course on turbulent flow seven times. He has also co-authored over 55 papers on turbulence and since 2012 has been on the editorial board for the Elsevier journal, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering, Turbulence & Energy Laboratory, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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