Stewartson Memorial Lecture: Hydrodynamic Stability and Turbulent Transition
Professor Keith Stewartson, who died on 7 May 1983, was a towering figure in applied mathematics and theoretical fluid mechanics. Indeed, elsewhere (The Times, London, 18 May 1983) I compared him in stature to three giants of mathematics and its applications: Sir George Stokes, Lord Kelvin, and Lord Rayleigh. And at a ceremony held at the University of East Anglia in 1979, when he was recipient of an Honorary D.Sc. degree, the public orator compared Stewartson to L. Euler (see ). Such is the esteem in which Keith Stewartson and his researches are held by his contemporaries.
KeywordsReynolds Number Reynolds Stress Secondary Flow Critical Reynolds Number Hydrodynamic Stability
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