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Flow Control
Passive, Active, and Reactive Flow Management

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  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036719

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  • The ability to actively or passively manipulate a flow field to bring about a desired change is of immense technological and economical importance. This volume provides a thorough, up-to-date treatment of the basics of flow control and control practices that can be used to produce desired effects. The author explores the frontiers of flow control strategies, especially as applied to turbulent flows. Intended for engineering and physics students, researchers, and practitioners, Flow Control brings together in a single source a wealth of state-of-the-art information on this very active field.

    • A single-authored, cohesive book on the subject
    • Includes coverage of state-of-the-art flow control systems
    • Author is widely known researcher and developer of flow control techniques
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...very well written with an enjoyable style...certainly one of the best books this reviewer has read in recent years. It will remain on my closest shelf to be consulted at any moment on any topic it covers." Applied Mechanics Reviews

    "I would certainly recommend the book, at the very least as a useful source of information. but also as a thought provoking read for all those interested in the field." The Aeronautical Journal Mar 2001

    "This is a very interesting book, and a charming one...it is a pleasure to recommend this book to anyone seriously interested in these clever techniques." SIAM Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036719
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.769kg
    • contains: 103 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Nomenclature
    1. Introduction
    2. Governing equations
    3. Unifying principles
    4. Coherent structures
    5. Reynolds number effects
    6. Transition control
    7. Compliant coatings
    8. Separation control
    9. Low-Reynolds-number aerodynamics
    10. Drag reduction
    11. Mixing enhancement
    12. Noise reduction
    13. Microelectromechanical systems
    14. Frontiers of flow control
    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Mohamed Gad-el-Hak is currently the Inez Caudill Eminent Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Academy of Mechanics. In 1998, Professor Gad-el-Hak was named the Fourteenth ASME Freeman Scholar. In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Germany's highest research award for senior U.S. scientists and scholars in all disciplines. In 2002, he was named ASME Distinguished Lecturer, as well as inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

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