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Introduction to the physics of complex three-dimensional flows and brief history. Structure of the book.
Detachment in three-dimensional flows and vortices. Reminder of the properties of the three-dimensional boundary layer. Spectrum of the wall friction line. Separation lines and separation surfaces. Formation of vortex structures. Horseshoe vortex and tornado vortex.
Separated flow on a body. Appearance of collar singular points and associated separation lines. Rigorous definition of the concept ... MORE
Wake vortex of slender bodies and wings. Case of the delta-wing Formation of apex vortices and vortex lift. Case of the classical wing. Extremity vortices. Slender body, such as impact missile.
Detachment in front of an obstacle or on a rounded (blunt) body. Formation of the vortices upstream of an obstacle facing upwind (like a building for example). Detachment caused by a body of finite height (or protuberance). Associated back tornado vortices. Detachment downstream of a propelled back-body. Analysis of the vortex system created by a car.
Two-dimensional detachment. Two-dimensional approximation discussed in the framework of the singular point theory. Specific situations and corresponding topological structures. Disturbances and edge effect affecting flows in two-dimensional devices. Reconsideration of the concept of two-dimensional flow.