Turbulence is a vast topic that falls outside the interest of this site. Here are a
few important references. For more detailed literature, please search in other data
- Hinze JO, Turbulence, McGraw-Hill, 1975.
Review: Few people can study this book and find it useful for practical
purposes. It is a landmark in basic research, but I cannot pull myself to
- Tennekes H, Lumley JL. A First Course in Turbulence ,
The MIT Press, 1977
Review: MUST HAVE, for basic understanding of the physics of turbulence.
It includes chapters on spectral dynamics, free shear flows, wall shear flows,
turbulent transport of momentum and heat. For those who start, there is an
introduction to the “nature of turbulence”.
- Wilcox DC. Turbulence Modeling for CFD, DWC Industries Inc.,
La Canada, USA, 1993.
Review: Opposite of Hinze’s book. It’s an engineering book,
with discussion of algebraic models, energy equation models,
compressibility effects. With a vast bibliography.
- Pope SB. Turbulent Flows, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000.
Turbomachinery and Cascades Aerodynamics
- Wilson DG. The Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines,
Prentice Hall, 1998.
Review: A good book to start from: Basic 1D models, low and high speed
testing, 3D flows, compressible
theories, stalled and unsteady flows, plus an important chapter on design.
- Gostelow JP. Cascade Aerodynamics, Pergamon Press, 1984.
Review: It is a fundamental book on cascades. The author discusses the
basic equations, the important 2D models, incompressible and compressible
flow characteristics, and special topics, such as cooling and tandem cascades.
- Scholtz N. Aerodynamics of Cascades, AGARDograph No. 220, 1977.
Technology reviewed here is related to high speed flows, lateral and longitudinal
stability, and configurations. Many other non-aerodynamic aspects are
treated. Present day state of the art is concerned with flight dynamics
and guidance systems.
- Chin SS. Missile Configuration Design, McGraw-Hill, 1961.
Review: This book focuses on configuration design, and has some chapters
on aerodynamics proper (with an appendix on the aerodynamic derivatives),
besides missile performances, stability derivatives,
lateral and directional stability, power-plants (rocket motors, ram-jets),
and design considerations. Everything from a sound engineering point of
- Nielsen JN. Missile Aerodynamics, McGraw-Hill, 1960 (also
Review: This is a classic book on missile technology. It includes
slender body theory, wing-body-tail interference, wave drag, stability derivatives
and aerodynamic controls. Mr. Nielsen makes it practical by adding formulas
commonly used in missile aerodynamics. Recommended.
- AGARD, Missile Aerodynamics, AGARD R-804, VKI Special Course , May 1994.
Review: This collection of papers includes high-alfa aerodynamics,
lateral jet-control, supersonic air-intakes and a summary of computer codes
for the prediction of aerodynamic performances. There is also some non aerodynamic
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