217 pages, 42 Illus
The simulation of turbulent reacting flows, connected with environmental protection and the design of chemical and mechanical processes, is increasingly important. Statistical Mechanics of Turbulent Flows presents a modern overview of basic ways to calculate such flows. It discusses the fundamental problems related to the use of basic equations and their modifications. Special emphasis is placed on the discussion of very promising statistical methods which provide solutions to these problems by models for the underlying stochastic physics of turbulent reacting flows. Their foundations and important new developments up through current challenges are systematically explained. Students and researchers in atmospheric sciences and oceanography, mechanical and chemical engineering and applied mathematics and physics may use Statistical Mechanics of Turbulent Flows as a guide to solve many problems related, e.g. to the assessment of complex atmospheric chemistry, chemical reactor processes, turbulent combustion, and multi-phase flows.
From the reviews: "This book is a descriptive monograph with a focus on stochastic probability density function (pdf) procedures and their implementation for turbulent flow. ! The book includes a usefully extensive reference list, author and subject index. ! The book ! does provide a valuable survey of stochastic turbulent flow procedures supplementary to and in comparison with more conventional closure procedures. Considering the book's relatively modest price it would be a useful addition for personal as well as institutional acquisition." (AC Buckingham, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 57 (5), 2004) "This is a nicely written textbook, aiming to present the methods of stochastic modelling of turbulent fluid flow. ! The author nicely and convincingly expands on the advantages of stochastic modelling ! . It deserves attention by the specialists and the beginners as well and has useful applications. It is clearly presented, with careful argumentation and interesting scientific contents. The book's use is nicely supported by an extended list of all symbols and abbreviations and, of course, with references. The reviewer can well recommend it." (Dr. S.Grossmann, European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, Issue 23, 2004) "This is a handbook for a computational approach to reacting flows ! . This book offers a timely survey of techniques in modern computational fluid mechanics for turbulent flows with reacting scalars. It should be of interest to engineers, while the discussion of ! pdfs, stochastic and statistical equations should also be attractive to applied mathematicians and physicists. ! it is written clearly and concisely and should be useful to a large community, interested either in the underlying stochastic formalism or in CFD applications." (C Cambon, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 37 (40), 2004)
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