11R46. Large Eddy Simulation for Incompressible Flows: An Introduction. Scientific Computation Series. - P Sagaut (DSNA/ETRI, ONERA, 29 av Div Leclerc, Chatillon, 92320, France). Springer-Verlag, New York. 2001. 319 pp. ISBN 3-540-67890-5. $59.95.

Reviewed by Yu-Tai Lee (David Taylor Model Basin, 9500 MacArther Blvd, W Bethesda MD 20817).

Although the emergence of the large eddy simulation (LES) began in the sixties, real practical industrial applications did not grow until recently. This recent growth in adapting LES in industrial applications results from the advancement of the parallel computing power, demand of flowfield information pertaining to detailed turbulence structure, and development of broadened finite-difference solution methods in physical space. This book emerges out of this steady growth and is a leading endeavor in presenting the subject area exclusively and methodically.

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