Springer; 1st edition
This ebook Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars (PDF) explores the dynamics of planetary and stellar fluid layers; including oceans; iron cores; atmospheres; and convective and radiative zones in stars; describing the different theoretical; experimental and computational methods used to study these problems in fluid mechanics; including the advantages and limitations of each method for different problems. This scientific domain is by nature interdisciplinary and multi-method; but while much effort has been devoted to solving open questions within the various fields of mechanics; applied mathematics; physics; earth sciences and astrophysics; and while much progress has been made within each domain using theoretical; numerical and experimental approaches; cross-fertilizations have remained marginal. Going beyond the state of the art; the ebook provides readers with a global introduction and an up-to-date overview of relevant studies; fully addressing the wide range of disciplines and methods involved.
The content builds on the CISM course “Fluid mechanics of planets and stars”; held in April 2018; which was part of the research project FLUDYCO; supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.