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Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 November 2018
Chapter 10 discusses the breakdown of hydrodynamic instability theory and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. This chapter will expose the reader to issues effecting hydrodynamic instabilities, as well as the nonlinear breakdown of modes after linear growth, ending with a summary of a condensed history of methods that have been used to predict loss of laminar flow and the onset of transition to turbulence.