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Stewartson Memorial Lecture: Hydrodynamic Stability and Turbulent Transition

  • J. T. Stuart
Conference paper

Abstract

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 [115]). Such is the esteem in which Keith Stewartson and his researches are held by his contemporaries.

Keywords

Reynolds Number Reynolds Stress Secondary Flow Critical Reynolds Number Hydrodynamic Stability 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Stuart
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonEngland

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