This book is a useful source of ideas and information for scientists whose work involves understanding and modelling turbulent flows with free surfaces. It has the following merits: (1) It provides a framework for developing the analysis of this field, which, although important, has received only limited study; (2) It recognizes the importance of the two-phase nature of strongly disturbed free surface flows, with both natural and technological applications; (3) It suggests possible lines of future research (especially experimental) to quantify the characteristics of flow regimes which are mainly known qualitatively at present.
The dynamics of strong turbulence at free surfaces, part 1: description, M. Brocchini and D.H. Peregrine; the cross-stream profile of gentle spilling breakers, T. Steinbach et al; very strong free-surface aeration in turbulent flows - entrainment mechanism and air-water flow structure at the "pseudo" free surface, H. Chanson; the dynamics of strong turbulence at free surfaces, part 2: free surface boundary conditions, M. Brocchini and D.H. Peregrine.
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