Chapter 4. Turbulent Flow of Fluids

  1. Prof. Dr. Emmanuil G. Sinaiski1 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Leonid I. Zaichik2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621804.ch4

Statistical Microhydrodynamics

Statistical Microhydrodynamics

How to Cite

Sinaiski, E. G. and Zaichik, L. I. (2008) Turbulent Flow of Fluids, in Statistical Microhydrodynamics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621804.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    An der Kotsche 12, 04207 Leipzig, Germany

  2. 2

    Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Science, B. Tulskaya 52, 115191 Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406562

Online ISBN: 9783527621804



  • turbulent flow of fluids;
  • hydrodynamic instability;
  • Reynolds equation;
  • isotropic turbulence;
  • turbulent flow models


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Information on Laminar and Turbulent Flows

  • The Momentum Equation for Viscous Incompressible Fluids

  • The Equations of Heat Inflow, Heat Conduction and Diffusion

  • The Conditions for the Beginning of Turbulence

  • Hydrodynamic Instability

  • The Reynolds Equations

  • The Equation of Turbulent Energy Balance

  • Isotropic Turbulence

  • The Local Structure of Fully Developed Turbulence

  • Turbulent Flow Models

    • Semi-empirical Theories of Turbulence

    • The Use of Transport Equations

  • Use of the Characteristic Functional in the Theory of Turbulence

  • Intermittency in a Turbulent Flow