Springer; 1st edition
This Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars (PDF) ebook investigates the dynamics of planetary and stellar fluid layers, such as oceans, iron cores, atmospheres, and convective and radiative zones in stars. The ebook also describes the various theoretical, experimental, and computational methods that are used to study these problems in fluid mechanics, including the benefits and drawbacks of each method for a variety of problems. Although a lot of work has been put into answering open questions within the various fields of mechanics, applied mathematics, physics, earth sciences, and astrophysics, and even though a lot of progress has been made within each domain utilizing theoretical, numerical, and experimental approaches, cross-fertilizations have remained at a marginal level. This scientific domain is by nature interdisciplinary and multi-method. The ebook goes beyond the current state of the art and gives readers a global introduction as well as an up-to-date summary of studies that are pertinent to the topic at hand. It also completely addresses the diverse range of academic fields and research methodologies that are involved.
The material expands upon what was covered in the CISM seminar titled “Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars,” which took place in April 2018 and was a component of the research project FLUDYCO. FLUDYCO was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program run by the European Union.