Accession Number : AD0742400

Title :   Stochastic Processes in Heat and Mass Transport,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : LoDato,Vincent A.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : With the classic work of Reynolds the theory of turbulence has its foundation, and since then a host of papers came forth to describe this phenomenon, which is found in most fluids. The transport of mass and heat in a turbulent environment is an extremely important problem today. In order to understand how a pollutant, whether it be an active or inactive material or heat, is being transported, it becomes imperative to understand how to treat stochastic differential and/or integral equations. In the paper the author reviews the methods for solving such equations. The author considers the velocity field and the Navier-Stokes equations and discusses the mathematical problems associated with it. Some of the recent and famous theories of turbulence are mentioned. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, MASS TRANSFER), (*CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TURBULENCE, AIR POLLUTION, WATER POLLUTION

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE