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Anthony Edward Perry 1937--2001 (2010)


Tony Perry was one of Australia's most outstanding researchers in fluid mechanics, particularly in the study of turbulent fluid motion. He was a gifted experimentalist who advanced the techniques of hot-wire anemometry and quantitative flow visualization to make measurements of unparalleled accuracy to answer fundamental scaling questions. He also made seminal theoretical contributions to the physical modelling of wall-bounded turbulence, and pioneered flow topology approaches for the classification and description of fluid motions. He was a gifted lecturer, devoted supervisor to twenty PhD students, and a passionate and enthusiastic influence on numerous colleagues around the world.


Description Perry studied the physics of fluid mechanics.

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Authors & Contributors
Redman, Stephen J.
Colman, Peter M.
Miller, Andrew
Richard Morgan
Paul G. McCormick
M. A. Lohe
Historical Records of Australian Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
The Miegunyah Press
Imperial College Press
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Fluid mechanics
Stalker, R. J. (Raymond John)
Fraser, Robert Donald Bruce
Hurst, Charles Angas
Street, Robert
Myer, Kenneth Baillieu
Meyer, Richard Ernst
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
Great Britain
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) (Australia)
University of Melbourne

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