Turbulence on computers

Narasimha, R (1993) Turbulence on computers. Current Science, 64 (1). pp. 28-32.

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    Abstract

    Turbulence in fluid flows remains an unsolved problem, at once of great technological relevance and scientific interest, on which every available tuol-theoretical, numerical, experimental-has been used. With the advent of computers engineers have invented many ad hoc mathematical models, and used them with effect in limited classes of flows. Direct ('exactquot;) numerical solution of the governing13; equations can offer great insight at modest Reynolds numbers, and has just now become possible in India with the availability of a powerful parallel computer at the National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore. An assessment of the various ways in which computer power can be13; harnessed for tackling the problem of turbulent flows is presented.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Turbulence;Computers
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Fluid Dynamics
    Depositing User: Deputy Head Poornima Narayana
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:44
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1934

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