"Falling somewhere between a textbook and a monograph, the book makes a valuable contribution to the literature on LES by collating a vast amount of material in a concise manner and by placing much of it on a sound and uniform mathematical footing. The reasons why LES is not a simple panacea, but instead is a rather challenging area for serious study, are made abundantly clear. Inevitably the book can offer no more than a snapshot of a fast-evolving field. Nevertheless it does so with commendable objectivity, and contains enough reference material to make it a necessary addition to any library on the subject." (Journal of Fluid Mechanics 51, 2004)
"[...] offers a comprehensive introduction and review of this developing subject [...] Readers have the benefit of insider comment at a high level. The author adds his own developments and makes a charming apology in the Preface for changing and reducing some original proofs. In a rapidly developing field, this is a timely book worthy of future updating editions." (Mathematical Reviews 2002f)
"An emphasis on theoretical analysis and underlying assumptions runs through the whole book, but with a keen eye on practical results, as you would expect from the French school and ONERA in particular." (Michael O'Caroll, MathSciNet on 1st edition)
"The book gives a complete account of this young but very rich discipline. The topics are well chosen and both the mathematical ideas and the applications are presented with care. The book addresses researchers as well as graduate students and engineers." (CFD Online, Oct. 21. 2002)
"Overall the book is a very relevant contribution to the field of LES and I read it with pleasure and benefit. It constitutes a worthy reference book for scientists and engineers interested in or practising LES and may serve as a textbook for a postgraduate course on the subject." (Measurement Science and Technology, 2001)
"The book can be strongly recommended to postgraduate students, researches and engineers in all fields where statistical turbulence modeling fails." (European Journal of Mechanics B, 2001)
"[…] Pierre Sagaut’s book […] is still the only available reference presenting a systematic organized discussion of the state of the art of LES. I very highly recommend it as of fundamental interest to graduate students and basic research scientists, as well as professionals involved in the design and analysis of complex turbulent flows." (Fernando F. Grinstein (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory), AIAA Journal 2005, vol. 43, page 221-222)
From the reviews of the third edition:
"The book presents a comprehensive introduction to large eddy simulation (LES) for incompressible turbulent flows. It is the third and once again enlarged edition … . it should be mentioned that the book contains an extensive bibliography with more than 800 references." (Kai Schneider, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1091 (17), 2006)
"Among others, these [LES] are areas to which Sagaut and his co-workers have made significant research contributions... Thus the book... has much to offer to one of the most pressing issues of our times." (MathSciNet on 3rd edition)
"This new [3rd] edition of Pierre Sagaut's ... book is timely and extremely welcome to the fluid dynamics community." (F. Grinstein, AIAA Journal 2008 on third edition)
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The book is the only one of its kind devoted entirely to the subject of Large Eddy Simulation. It presents a comprehensive account and a unified view of this young but very rich discipline. LES is the only efficient technique for approaching high Reynolds numbers when simulating industrial, natural or experimental configurations. The author concentrates on incompressible fluids. The topics are well chosen and both the mathematical ideas and the applications are presented with care. The book addresses researchers as well as graduate students and engineers. This second edition is a greatly enriched version motivated both by the increasing theoretical interest in LES and the increasing number of applications. Two entirely new chapters are devoted to the coupling of LES with multiresolution multidomain techniques and to the new hybrid approaches that relate the LES procedures to the classical statistical methods based on the Reynolds Averaged Navier--Stokes equations.