We devote this special collection to Dr. Frank M. White, whose books have inspired countless fluid dynamicists around the world, on his 88th anniversary. Although the evolution of viscous flow analysis has continued its journey towards more efficiently resolved and high-order computations, Dr. White has continued to emphasize the underlying physical concepts and mathematical insights that can be rigorously gained by exploring a wide variety of exact, similarity-based, and asymptotic solutions. Through this collection, our community commemorates the long-lasting impact of Dr. White on education, including the fourth edition of his Viscous Fluid Flow textbook, slated to appear in 2021.
This special collection is open to all topics that fall within the scope of Physics of Fluids. Perspectives and reviews are also welcome.
Joseph Majdalani, Auburn University
Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, University of British Columbia