Flow Control

Fundamentals and Practices

  • Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
  • Andrew Pollard

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNPMGR, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
    Pages 1-107
  3. Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
    Pages 109-153
  4. Ron F. Blackwelder
    Pages 155-198
  5. Joël Delville, Laurent Cordier, Jean-Paul Bonnet
    Pages 199-273
  6. Pierre C. Perrier
    Pages 275-334
  7. Heinrich E. Fiedler
    Pages 335-429
  8. Andrew Pollard
    Pages 431-466
  9. E. Haile, O. Delabroy, D. Durox, F. Lacas, S. Candel
    Pages 467-499
  10. Troy Shinbrot
    Pages 501-527

About this book


The potential benefits of realizing efficient flow-control systems range from saving billions of dollars in fuel costs for land, air and sea vehicles to achieving economically/environmentally more competitive industrial processes involving fluid flows. The understanding of some basic mechanisms in free-shear and wall-bounded turbulence suggests that the taming of turbulence is possible so as to eliminate some of its deleterious effects while enhancing others. Passive as well as active, including reactive, flow-control strategies are covered. Sophisticated reactive control systems heavily relying on parallel computers are envisioned for future practical devices to improve the ability to reduce drag, increase lift, suppress flow-induced noise, enhance mixing and achieve other desired flow-control goals. This book is intended for engineers, physicists, applied mathematicians and graduate students who have an interest in the physics and control of laminar, transitional and turbulent flows. The different contributions are written in a clear, pedagogic style and are designed to attract newcomers to the field. A knowledge of basic fluid dynamics is assumed, and the book should help the reader in navigating through the colossal literature available on flow-control fundamentals and practices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
    • 1
  • Andrew Pollard
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aero. & Mech. EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63936-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69672-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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