Article ID: CBB001451540

Bengal School of Fluid Mechanics: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century (2014)


Fluid Mechanics is an important area of research in Applied Mathematics. Fluids are broadly classified as Newtonian and non- Newtonian fluids. Starting with the trend-setter Sir Asutosh Mookerjee, Bengal under the leadership of Calcutta University has a long tradition of mathematical research in the area of fluid mechanics. Amongst the prominent researchers in this field, Sir Asutosh Mookerjee published two papers in Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and initiated research in this area. Dr. B B Datta worked on stability of vortices of compressible fluids and on motion of spheroids in infinite fluid. Professor S K Banerji studied discontinuous fluid motion under different thermal conditions. He also inspired many students to work in various topics like tidal oscillations in canals, motion of viscous fluids etc. Professor N R Sen did pioneering research in the field of turbulence. Professor N N Sen made important contributions in the field of tidal oscillations in canals and stability of vortex rings. Dr. R N Bhattacharyay did notable work in the field of ship waves. Professor A S Gupta has made very significant contributions in the field of stability of flows of Newtonian and non- Newtonian fluids and Magnetohydrodynamics. He as well as Professor S K Banerji, Professor N R Sen and Professor B B Sen have been instrumental in building strong schools of research in fluid mechanics in Bengal

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Authors & Contributors
Hochmuth, Christian
Egolf, Roger A.
Craig, Norman C.
Sinha, Jagdish N.
Craik, Alex D. D.
Launder, Brian
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Indian Journal of History of Science
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
European Physical Journal H
Harvard University Press
Cambridge University Press
University of Toronto Press
Franco Angeli
University of California, Davis
Universities and colleges
Great Britain, colonies
Fluid mechanics
Science education and teaching
Lamb, Horace
Cauchy, Augustin Louis
Euler, Leonhard
Lagrange, Joseph Louis
Hankel, Hermann
Stalker, R. J. (Raymond John)
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
21st century
Bengal (India)
Toronto (Ontario)
Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.)
Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio)
University of Toronto
Académie des Sciences, Paris
Harvard University

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