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Waves and Nonlinear Processes in Hydrodynamics

Series: Fluid Mechanics and its Applications Volume: 34

Edited By: John Grue, Bjorn Gjevik and Jan Erik Weber

402 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #57605 | ISBN: 0792340310
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Contains thirty-one papers by international experts in hydrodynamics, based on talks at a symposium held in honour of Professor Enok Palm on his 70th birthday.

This exquisitely produced 402-page book ... The editors have been able to persuade many authoritative engineers, scientists, and distinguished researchers ... to contribute ... This book radiates the warmth and the affection of its authors for Enok Palm as a teacher, scientist, and mentor. It is also a gift to fluid dynamists with an intellectual interest in waves and nonlinear processes in hydrodynamics. It is highly recommended for libraries and for doctoral students in search of mountains to climb, oceans to cross, and new frontiers to conquer.' Turgut Sarpkaya in AIAA Journal, 35: 6 (1997)


Part I: Review Articles. A Brief Historical Account of Hydrodynamic Research at the University of Oslo; A. Eliassen. Hydrodynamics in Industry. Some Examples with Special Emphasis on Marine Applications; F.G. Nielsen. Part II: Marine Hydrodynamics. Two Fragments of a Method for Fully Nonlinear Simulations of Water Waves; X. Cai, E. Mehlum. On the Motion of a Rigid Body in Non-Uniform Flows; A.R. Galper, T. Miloh. Interaction between Waves and Slowly Rotating Floating Bodies; J. Grue. Experiences from Comparing Theory with Environmental and Platform Data; T. Marthinsen. Nonlinear Scattering of Long Waves by a Vertical Cylinder; J.N. Newman. Mathematical Aspects of the Cauchy-Poisson Problem in Three Dimensions; F. Ursell. Part III: Nonlinear Waves. Finite Elements for the Boussinesq Wave Equations; H.P. Langtangen, G. Pedersen. Continuous Bores on a Viscous Fluid Down an Incline; J.-J. Lee, C.C. Mei. Refraction of Solitons and Wave Jumps; G. Pedersen. Effect of Film Elasticity on Drift Currents Induced by Growing Waves; O Saetra, J.E. Weber. A Resonating Triad of Gravity-Capillary Waves on a Long Gravity Wave; K. Trulsen, C.C. Mei. Surface Tension Gradient-Driven Wave Motion in Shallow Liquid Layers; M.G. Velarde, et al. Part IV: Nonlinear Stability and Convective Flows. Bifurcation Sequences in Problems of Thermal Convection and of Plane Couette Flow; F.H. Busse, R.M. Clever. On the Steady Flow in a Cell Created by a Double-Diffusive Convection Instability; K.B. Dysthe. Double-Diffusive Experiments; A. Foldvik, B. Rudels. Role of Non-Wave-Like Disturbances in Transition; M.T. Landahl. Behaviour of a Nonlinear Convective Oscillator as Modified by Sub- and Super-Critically Unstable Hopf Bifurcations; P.A. Lundberg. Waves and Secondary Flows in Stratified Gas/Liquid Duct Flow; M. Nordsveen, A.F. Bertelsen. Transient Free Convection in a Horizontal Porous Cylinder with a Sudden Change in Wall Temperature; H.O. Sundfor, P.A. Tyvand. Rayleigh-Benard Convection with Weak Shear Flow: Absolute and Convective Instabilities; M. Tveitereid, H.W. Muller. Part V: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Experiments on Turbulence in Stratified Rotating Flows; S.B. Dalziel, et al. The Flow Generated in a Stratified Fluid by the Motion of a Flat Horizontal Disk; P.A. Davies, et al. Models of Drift and Dispersion in Tidal Flows; B. Gjevik. Self-Organization Phenomena in 2D-Flows; G.J.F. van Heijst. A New Paradigm for River Plume Mixing; T.A. McClimans. Wave Attenuation due to Bottom Vegetation; M. Mork. Modelling Mesoscale Features in the Ocean; L.P. Roed.

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