Turbulence and Structures Chaos, Fluctuations, and Helical Self-Organization in Nature and Laboratory
- List Price: $84.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Academic Pr
- Publish date: 08/01/1999
The chaotic and unpredictable behavior of turbulent movement makes it very difficult to study. The degree of understanding of turbulence is still far from being complete. Some progress was made with the recent advent of a new science chaos theory. The authors succeeded in examining one basic feature of turbulence called helicity (or spirality) which is the foundation of explaining and predicting the generation of large turbulent structures (e.g. typhoons). Helicity is a universal feature existing not only in fluid flows but also in solid bodies and even in living organisms. This book can be especially useful for researchers and students in fluid mechanics, plasma, geophysics, biology, and meteorology.