||Daniel N. Riahi
||World Scientific Pub Co Inc.
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In the last several decades, there has been great progress on the subject of hydrodynamic stability mainly due to mathematical modeling and numerical simulation efforts which were based on various analytical and computational methods. The subject of hydrodynamic stability is of fundamental importance in the mechanics of fluids and its applications in various fields of engineering, geophysical, astrophysical and environmental sciences. An important problem that hydrodynamic stability is concerned is that of instabilities that can take place and their transition sequences towards turbulence regime. The initial motivation for preparing the present volume was the interest expressed by several invited speakers at the 14th World Congress of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS) (Atlanta, GA, July 1994) who participated in special sessions on hydrodynamic stability one of which was organized by the present editor. As a latest research volume on the subject of hydrodynamic stability, this book has developed from manuscripts submitted by internationally recognized applied mathematicians and scientists who have made important contributions to the mathematical modeling and simulation aspects of hydrodynamic stability. This book brings together current developments in the theory and applications of hydrodynamic stability, which were due to the mathematical modeling and simulation efforts in the subject, and it is hoped that they provide sufficient stimulation and directions for future research investigations on the subject...