REVIEW ARTICLES: Turbulence Theories and Models Incorporating Experimental and Computer Simulation Knowledge of Coherent Structures

Coherent Structures in Turbulent Shear Flows

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J. M. Wallace

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

F. Hussain

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4814

Appl. Mech. Rev 43(5S), S203-S209 (May 01, 1990) doi:10.1115/1.3120807 History: Online April 30, 2009


What is firmly known about the kinematic properties and dynamic importance of coherent structures in bounded and unbounded turbulent shear flows is briefly summarized. The nature of instabilities giving rise to these structures is discussed. Unanswered questions requiring further research are posed.

Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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