IUTAM Symposium on The Physics of Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows on Rough Walls

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on The Physics of Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows on Rough Walls, held Cambridge, UK, July 7-9, 2009

  • T. B. Nickels
Conference proceedings

Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mark F. Tachie, Martin Agelinchaab
    Pages 13-19
  3. Michael P. Schultz, Ralph J. Volino, Karen Flack
    Pages 27-32
  4. Alexander Smits, Sean C. C. Bailey, Rick L. Pepe, Michael P. Schultz
    Pages 33-42
  5. Takatsugu Kameda, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Hideo Osaka
    Pages 43-48
  6. Lyazid Djenidi, Robert Antonia, Muriel Amielh, Fabien Anselmet
    Pages 49-54
  7. Noorallah Rostamy, Donald J. Bergstrom, David Sumner
    Pages 55-60
  8. Mohammad Amir, Ian Castro
    Pages 61-67
  9. Jason P. Monty, Min S. Chong, Romaine Mathis, Nicholas Hutchins, Ivan Marusic, James J. Allen
    Pages 69-75
  10. Karen Flack, Michael P. Schultz
    Pages 99-104
  11. Paolo Orlandi
    Pages 105-111
  12. Sheilla Torres-Nieves, José R. Lebrón, Hyung Suk Kang, Brian Brzek, Raúl B. Cal, Charles Meneveau et al.
    Pages 113-119
  13. Joseph Klewicki, Faraz Mehdi
    Pages 135-141
  14. Heinz Herwig, Tammo Wenterodt
    Pages 151-156
  15. David M. Birch, Jonathan F. Morrison
    Pages 167-173
  16. Ian P. Castro, Stefano Leonardi
    Pages 175-181

About these proceedings


The study of wall-bounded turbulent flows is of considerable interest from both scientific and practical view points. As such it has attracted a great deal of research over the last 100 years. Much research has concentrated on flows over smooth walls since these are simpler from experimental, numerical and theoretical standpoints. The flow over rough walls has still received considerable attention but progress has necessarily been slower. Perhaps the most essential problem (certainly from a practical point of view) is to be able to predict the skin-friction drag acting on a plate (or a body) given a certain known roughness characteristic of the surface. Unfortunately this has proved to be very difficult since even the simplest rough surfaces can be characterised by a number of different parameters and we still cannot directly connect these to the fluid dynamic drag in a given situation. Various theories and models have been proposed in order to make progress but there is still some disagreement in the community as to the correct understanding of these important flows. The IUTAM Symposium on the Physics of Wall-bounded Flows on Rough Walls was held in Clare College, Cambridge from the 7th - 9th July 2009 in order to bring together various expert researchers in the field to try and resolve some of these disagreements and to develop a consensus on the most fruitful directions of future research.


IUTAM dynamics physics rough walls turbulence turbulent flow turbulent flows wall bounded

Editors and affiliations

  • T. B. Nickels
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9630-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9631-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3507
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3493
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