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Scaling by Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

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Chapter 8Scaling laws for turbulent wall-bounded shear flows at very large Reynolds numbers

8.1 Turbulence at very large Reynolds numbers

Turbulence is the state of vortex fluid motion where the velocity, pressure and other properties of the flow field vary in time and space sharply and irregularly and, it can be assumed, randomly. Turbulent fluid flows surround us, in the atmosphere, in the oceans, in engineering systems and biological objects. First recognized and examined by Leonardo da Vinci, for the past century turbulence has been studied by engineers, mathematicians and physicists, including such giants as Kolmogorov, Heisenberg, Taylor, Prandtl and von Kármán. Every advance in a wide collection of subjects, from chaos and fractals to ...

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