7R54. Turbulent Combustion. - N Peters (Institut fur Technische Mechanik, RWTH, Aachen, Germany). Cambridge UP, Cambridge, UK. 2000. 304 pp. ISBN 0-521-66082-3. $69.95.
Reviewed by AM Kanury (Dept of Mech Eng, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis OR 97331-6001).
Written by an author who is well-known in the field, this handsomely produced book is intended for researchers and students of engineering and applied mathematics as an introduction to turbulent combustion. Before examining the details of its content, let us consider the following background setting of the field of turbulence without and with combustion.
Most of the fluid flows are turbulent, be they reacting or non-reacting, and be they in nature or in manmade devices. The fundamental character of turbulence remained elusive over much of the last century. It has been said quite a while ago, “…there is a problem that is common to...