A Voyage Through Turbulence by Peter A. Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt, Katepalli R. PDF

By Peter A. Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

ISBN-10: 0521149312

ISBN-13: 9780521149310

ISBN-10: 0521198682

ISBN-13: 9780521198684

Turbulence is well known as one of many impressive difficulties of the actual sciences, however it nonetheless continues to be merely in part understood regardless of having attracted the sustained efforts of many prime scientists for good over a century. In A Voyage via Turbulence we're transported via a vital interval of the historical past of the topic through biographies of twelve of its nice personalities, beginning with Osborne Reynolds and his pioneering paintings of the Eighteen Eighties. This publication will supply soaking up examining for each scientist, mathematician and engineer attracted to the heritage and tradition of turbulence, as history to the serious demanding situations that this common phenomenon nonetheless provides.

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Difficult ones both for him and his family. There he remained until his death from influenza on 21 February 1912. 12). His wife who lived until 1942 is interred with him while two grandsons (the sons of Henry Osborne Reynolds, one named Osborne Reynolds), both of whom were killed in action during the Second World War, are memorialized on the gravestone. 2 Recollections and reflections by contemporaries In his recollections, Thomson (1936) wrote: The Professor I had most to do with in my first three years at Owens was Osborne Reynolds, the Professor of Engineering.

One may remark that among the well-known fluid mechanicists of his time, George Stokes, Horace Lamb and Thomas Stanton4 were all knighted while William Thomson was, as noted 4 After whom the dimensionless heat-transfer coefficient, the Stanton number, is named. 36 Launder & Jackson earlier, first knighted and later admitted to the peerage as Lord Kelvin of Largs. If we exclude the last named who made notable contributions in several other walks of life, many would argue that none contributed as much to the advancement of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics in all its varied aspects as did Osborne Reynolds (not just in the particular studies of turbulent flow on which the present article has focused).

7 Osborne Reynolds c. 1895. c The University of Manchester. Reproduced by courtesy of the University Librarian and Director, The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester. still did not have at his disposal what he considered to be adequate laboratory facilities. Indeed, Thompson (1886; as reported by Allen, 1970) notes that in that year (1884) Reynolds drew the attention of the University’s Council to the urgent need for an engineering laboratory. It seems that, finally, this complaint may well have led in 1887 to the overdue provision of state-of-the-art laboratories (Gibson, 1946).

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