Hydrodynamic instabilities

The instability of fluid flows is a key topic in classical fluid mechanics because it has huge repercussions for applied disciplines such as chemical engineering, hydraulics, aeronautics, and geophysics. This modern introduction is written for any student, researcher, or practitioner working in the...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Charru, François
Other Authors: Forcrand-Millard, Patricia de (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Series:Cambridge texts in applied mathematics
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Instabilities of fluids at rest; 3. Stability of open flows: basic ideas; 4. Inviscid instability of parallel flows; 5. Viscous instability of parallel flows; 6. Instabilities at low Reynolds number; 7. Avalanches, ripples, and dunes; 8. Nonlinear dynamics of systems with few degrees of freedom; 9. Nonlinear dispersive waves; 10. Nonlinear dynamics of dissipative systems; 11. Dynamical systems and bifurcations; Appendix. The Saint-Venant equations; Bibliography; Index