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Flow Control


  • 103 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 444 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 0.769 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521036719)

The ability to actively or passively manipulate a flow field to bring about a desired change is of immense technological importance. The potential benefits of improving flow control systems range from saving billions of dollars in fuel costs for land, air and sea vehicles to achieving more economically competitive and environmentally sound industrial processes involving fluid flows. This book provides a thorough treatment of the basics of flow control and control practices that can be used to produce desired effects. Among topics covered are transition delay, separation prevention, drag reduction, lift augmentation, turbulence suppression, noise abatement, and heat and mass transfer enhancement. The final chapter explores the frontiers of flow control strategies, especially as applied to turbulent flows. Intended for engineering and physics students, researchers and practitioners, Flow Control brings together in a single source a wealth of information on practices and developments in this very active field.

• A single-authored, cohesive book on the subject • Includes coverage of state-of-the-art flow control systems • Author is widely known researcher and developer of flow control techniques


Preface; Nomenclature; 1. Introduction; 2. Governing equations; 3. Unifying principles; 4. Coherent structures; 5. Reynolds number effects; 6. Transition control; 7. Compliant coatings; 8. Separation control; 9. Low-Reynolds-number aerodynamics; 10. Drag reduction; 11. Mixing enhancement; 12. Noise reduction; 13. Microelectromechanical systems; 14. Frontiers of flow control; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.


'The broadness of the topics which are addressed in this book is really amazing. If you need an authoritative and up-to-date survey about the bursts which occur in the viscous sublayer or about some recent experiments on the adherence condition on solid walls, or on sound generated by flows, or on the elastic behavior of thin materials, you will find it here not to mention chaotic mixing by laminar flows, and so on; the list is almost endless. … Flow Control is certainly one of the best books this reviewer has read in the recent years. It will remain on my closest shelf to be consulted at any moment on any topic it covers.' Applied Mechanical Review

'I would certainly recommend the book, at the very least as a useful source of information, but also as a thought provoking read for all those interested in the field.' P. R. Ashill, The Aeronautical Journal

'… provides a thorough up-to-date treatment of the foundations of flow control.' Z. Dzygadlo, Zentralblatt für Mathematik

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