Thomas V. Jones Professor of Engineering, Emeritus
Phone: (650) 725-0704 | Home phone (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. only): (650) 327-4357 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prof. Milton Van Dyke, of the Stanford Aero/Astro and
Mech. Engg. Depts., died in May 2010, aged 87. Most of his work was
mathematical, but he also founded the Parabolic Press, initially to
reprint his pioneering textbook "Perturbation Methods in Fluid
Mechanics". Later he designed and published "An Album of Fluid
Motion", containing 400 photographs collected from all over the
world. To date it has sold over 40000 copies. An obituary, currently
will be published in the next volume of the National Academy of Engineering's Memorial
Tributes to its members.
B.A. Cambridge University - Aeronautical Engineering, 1957.
Fellow, Royal Society of London, 1981.
D.Sc. (Hon.) Exeter University, 1990.
Distinguished Lecturer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992-1993.
Fluid Dynamics Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Complex turbulent flows, turbulence modeling, large-eddy simulation,
experimental techniques and wind-tunnel design.
Author or co-author of over 200 papers and six books in the above areas.
See separate list
These Web pages contain:-
A 10000-entry selected Bibliography
on turbulence, covering the period from 1980 to 2002 with some earlier and later entries
Details of the international project on Collaborative
Testing of Turbulence Models (1990-93) including links to the database
assembled for this collaboration.
Hypertext document on wind-tunnel
Collaborative Testing of Turbulence Models
This international project, "CTTM" for short, was organized by Bradshaw,
with Brian Launder (UMIST, Manchester) and John Lumley(Cornell): see Bradshaw,
Launder and Lumley, J. Fluids Engg 118 , 243 (1996) for details. Most of the project documentation
exists only as paper copies and is available from Bradshaw at the cost
of reproduction and handling (see Price
List). This Web site contains the Final
Report to the sponsors, and a description of the Data
Library containing selections of the data collected for the project
(not all of which was used).
The data collected for the project (including the data used in the
1980-81 Stanford conference on Computation of Complex Turbulent Flows)
and explanatory documents are now available in the Journal of Fluids Engineering
electronic Data Bank at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The Bank includes some data sets which were not distributed to the Collaborators
but were later selected by an independent research worker as potentially
useful, well-documented test cases.
The URL containing the JFE Data
Bank holds some other material as well. On its home page, choose "Ejournals",
then "current journals" then "Journal of Fluids Engineering", "Databank"and
"DB96-243" (code numbers give year and JFE page of accompanying article,
in this case Bradshaw, Launder and Lumley 1996). Click "Readme.txt", which
gives a short explanation and then directs you to "Intro.txt".
Please report difficulties in reading/downloading to the JFE editors,
and difficulties in understanding/using the data to Bradshaw.
The data are also available on 3-1/2in. (1.44MB) IBM (MS-DOS/Windows)
disks from Bradshaw, again at cost (see Price
A Bibliography of Turbulent Flows
This is a set of plain-text files (ASCII characters only, no graphics) of over
10000 references to papers on turbulence and associated numerical and experimental
techniques. The papers have been read and selected by Bradshaw, and are
arranged in standard format, labeled with index categories, and accompanied
by short abstracts. The main file is over 2MB long, and the same information
is repeated in sorted files, one per index category. The bibliography was
set up for private use and is being made available on the Web as a public
service with no warranty (particularly as regards the abstracts, which
are expressions of personal opinion recorded when the papers were first
read).The bibliography covers the period 1980 to 2002 with some earlier
and later entries, and includes reports and other
publicly-available documents as well as journal papers. The files can be
downloaded directly from the Bibliography
Wikipedia and Citizendium
Most Web users know the do-it-yourself on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia.
It has recently been criticized because contributed articles are unsigned and are not normally reviewed by the editors or by independent referees.
Anybody who is 'signed up' can contribute an article or alter an existing one. This has proved to be an insufficient safeguard against inaccurate contributions or alterations, particularly of course in articles dealing with subjective matters like religion and politics.
Science and technology are less vulnerable, except for articles on commercial products such as drugs which should be treated like any other advertisement.
Citizendium, started by one of the founders of Wikipedia, is similar in aim, but articles are signed and appear on the Web only in 'Draft' form until they are reviewed by volunteer editors. A couple of recent articles are on the high-grade domestic servant called a
butler and on that precursor of Web news sites, the telephone newspaper.Note that some of the cross-references may not be available yet. For more details, look at the Citizendium Main Page. Hint: there is no article on Turbulence - but stay tuned!
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