Coherent structures in turbulent shear flows

J. M. Wallace, F. Hussain

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What is firmly known about the kinematic properties and dynamic importance of coherent structures in bounded and unbounded turbulent shear flows is briefly summarized. The nature of instabilities giving rise to these structures is discussed. Unanswered questions requiring further research are posed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S203-S209
JournalApplied Mechanics Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1990


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