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  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 8th ed. 2000. Corr. 2nd printing 2003 edition (March 22 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540662707
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540662709
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 4.3 x 15.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
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"We find here a book where the theory is developed with rigours in parallel with a strong physical intuition. Comparison with experiments and simulations are always proposed and carefully analysed. The book contains at the end a very rich and complete bibliography … I warmly encourage everyone interested in boundary-layer theory to have this book in his bookcase." Physicalia

"… I do recommend the book highly, especially for its long historical perspective, including all the diagrams comparing theory and experiment that remind us that engineering is practical …" SIAM Reviews

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A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by SCHLICHTING completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechhanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an indispensable source of inexhaustible information for students of fluid mechanics and engineers alike.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9e5116d8) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ddcacb4) out of 5 stars good book ; bad translation Jan. 25 2005
By me - Published on
Format: Hardcover
this is a classic book. however, the new 8th edition is not translated very well. i have an older english version (6th edition, 1968) that is translated much better. even where the content is the same between the two editions, the "updated" translation is worse that in the original version.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ddac39c) out of 5 stars Classic book. Oct. 30 2006
By Dr. Rajani K. Sahoo - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is the classic book on the subject to be ever written and retains its class by incorporating some of the recent developments in the boundary layer theory.

A great collection for anyone in the field of turbulence, aerodynamics ...
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e76e5ac) out of 5 stars Unsurpassed May 18 2007
By kelly londry - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Although I have only the first edition, I still find it to be of immense value, and hands-down superior to any other book on the subject (save the newer edition perhaps). It seamlessly weaves together theory, mathematics, and experimental observation, into a very readable and (surprisingly) interesting text. Because it explains the fundamentals so well, Schlichting's book is one of those rare engineering classics that will continue to be of value for a very long time to come.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e0f0444) out of 5 stars Great text May 28 2013
By Kyle - Published on
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Amazing text by the original author, revised and updated and delivered in a new, clean package. Great book and THE text for anyone learning about or doing high end research in boundary layers.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fc832dc) out of 5 stars What a classical book! It's huge, it's not ... Feb. 13 2015
By Wyk38 - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a classical book! It's huge, it's not digestive for light reading, but what a strong reference for professionals of turbulence!