"Audacity or Precision": The Paradoxes of Henri Villat's Fluid Mechanics in Interwar France

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Aubin, David;
(2010)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: aéronautique | [ MATH.MATH-HO ] Mathematics [math]/History and Overview [math.HO] | première guerre mondiale | World War I | hydrodynamique | résistance des fluides | [ SHS.HISPHILSO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences | Hydrodynamics | histoire des sciences | History of Science | Aeronautics | [MATH.MATH-HO]Mathematics [math]/History and Overview [math.HO] | Fluid Resistance | [SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences | mécanique des fluides | Henri Villat | Fluid Mechanics | Mathematics - History and Overview

In Interwar France, Henri Villat became the true leader of theoretical researches on fluid mechanics. Most of his original work was done before the First World War; it was highly theoretical and its applicability was questioned. After having organized the first post-WWI... View more
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