IUTAM Symposium on Geometry and Statistics of Turbulence

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at the Shonan International Village Center, Hayama (Kanagawa-ken), Japan, November 1–5, 1999

  • Tsutomu Kambe
  • Tohru Nakano
  • Toshio Miyauchi

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General and Mathematical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomomasa Tatsumi
      Pages 3-12
    3. Peter Constantin
      Pages 23-31
    4. Charles R. Doering, Rodney A. Worthing, Edward A. Spiegel
      Pages 33-38
    5. Rubén A. Pasmanter, Xue-Li Wang
      Pages 39-46
  3. Coherent Structures, Intermittency, and Cascade

  4. Probability Density Functions and Structure Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. R. Friedrich, St. Lueck, J. Peinke, Ch. Renner
      Pages 107-116
    3. T. Nakano, D. Fukayama, T. Gotoh, K. Yamamoto
      Pages 127-132
    4. T. Ishihara, Y. Yamazaki, Y. Kaneda
      Pages 133-138
  5. Passive Scalar Advections

  6. Vortices, Vorticity, and Strain Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 196-196
    2. S. Kida, H. Miura, T. Adachi
      Pages 199-204
    3. Takeshi Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Ishii, Julian C. R. Hunt
      Pages 217-222
    4. Katsuhiro Suzuki, Motonori Abe, Masayuki Hirano, Osamu Sano
      Pages 229-234
    5. T. Hasegawa, S. Nishiki, S. Michikami
      Pages 235-240
  7. Large Scale Motions, LES, and Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. J-P. Laval, B. Dubrulle, S. Nazarenko
      Pages 255-260
  8. Thermal Turbulence, Stratified and Rotating Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. J. J. Niemela, L. Skrbek, K. R. Sreenivasan, R. J. Donnelly
      Pages 269-277
    3. H. Hanazaki, J. C. R. Hunt
      Pages 291-296
  9. Transition Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Naoya Takahashi, Tsutomu Kambe
      Pages 299-304
  10. Modulation of Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Michael Chertkov
      Pages 313-318

About these proceedings


This volume contains the papers presented at the IUTAM Symposium on Geometry and Statistics of Turbulence, held in November 1999, at the Shonan International Village Center, Hayama (Kanagawa-ken), Japan. The Symposium was proposed in 1996, aiming at organizing concen­ trated discussions on current understanding of fluid turbulence with empha­ sis on the statistics and the underlying geometric structures. The decision of the General Assembly of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) to accept the proposal was greeted with enthusiasm. Turbulence is often characterized as having the properties of mixing, inter­ mittency, non-Gaussian statistics, and so on. Interest is growing recently in how these properties are related to formation and evolution of struc­ tures. Note that the intermittency is meant for passive scalars as well as for turbulence velocity or rate of dissipation. There were eighty-eight participants in the Symposium. They came from thirteen countries, and fifty-seven papers were presented. The presenta­ tions comprised a wide variety of fundamental subjects of mathematics, statistical analyses, physical models as well as engineering applications. Among the subjects discussed are (a) Degree of self-similarity in cascade, (b) Fine-scale structures and degree of Markovian property in turbulence, (c) Dynamics of vorticity and rates of strain, (d) Statistics associated with vortex structures, (e) Topology, structures and statistics of passive scalar advection, (f) Partial differential equations governing PDFs of velocity in­ crements, (g) Thermal turbulences, (h) Channel and pipe flow turbulences, and others.


Layer Statistica computer-aided design (CAD) dynamics geometry layers probability statistics turbulence vortices

Editors and affiliations

  • Tsutomu Kambe
    • 1
  • Tohru Nakano
    • 2
  • Toshio Miyauchi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Chuo UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5614-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9638-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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