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  • Revision: 2011 Edition, 2011
  • Published Date: January 2011
  • Status: Active, Most Current
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  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 326
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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One of the key references on turbulent shear flows is undoubtedly the work by Townsend entitled Turbulent Shear Flows. The second edition of his book dates back to 1976. It was Townsend who had introduced a number of original concepts in wall turbulence such as passive and active attached eddies. Significant progress in terms of our physical understanding of wall turbulence has been achieved since the reference [TOW 76] was published, and this has led to tangible applications such as the management of turbulent drag or turbulent mixing. When I started to write this book, my ambition was to disseminate an appreciation of this progress to a wider audience. It did not take me long to realize the gravity and difficulty of this task. In writing this book my intention was to achieve a text that was as up-to-date as possible, while at the same time attempting to keep it at an accessible pedagogical level.

This book is mostly aimed at Masters and doctoral PhD students, but would also be of interest to researchers. The first two chapters may also be useful in Masterslevel teaching.

Above all I must thank my colleagues and friends Julien Baerenzung and Lyazid Djenidi, who were kind enough to read through the manuscript, along with Jean Paul Bonnet who honored me by writing the preface to the French edition of this work. Eric Lamballais has reviewed every chapter in great detail and his efforts have improved the work to a great extent. I am particularly thankful to him. I warmly thank my colleague Ivan Marusic who honored me by agreeing to write the preface for this book. I also thank my wife Carmel for her support, as well as my sons Aran, Noah and Teoman for their patience.