FSG3112 Turbulence 9.0 credits

Turbulens

The course is meant to give the students the tools to analyze and understand turbulent flows. This includes the use of statistical methods to describe and analyse turbulent flow, to describe and explain the scale structure of turbulence, and to describe the strengths and weaknesses of common CFD models for turbulent flow.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Fundamental phenomena and concepts. Statistical methods. Shear-flow turbulence and the turbulent boundary layer. CFD models for turbulent flow. The theory of isotropic and homogeneous turbulence.

Intended learning outcomes *

The primary aim of the course is to give the students an overview of turbulent flow and turbulence.

After completing the course a student should be able to;

  • use statistical methods to describe and analyse turbulent flow,
  • describe and explain the lengthscale structure of turbulence, and
  • use an understanding of turbulence to describe the strengths and weaknesses of common CFD models for turbulent flow.
  • describe/give examples of how fluid dynamics research can adress aspects of sustainability

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SG2214 Fluid Mechanics, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

The course assumes that the contents of the course SG2214, or something similar, have been studied, especially a knowledge of the Navier-Stokes equations is required.

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Literature

Recommended course book; “Turbulent Flows” by S.B. Pope (CUP, 2000).

Alternative; Ch. 13, “Turbulence”, in “Fluid Mechanics” by Kundu & Cohen (Elsevier, 2004).

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LIT1 - Literature assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

INL1 Assignment 1,5 hp (P, F)

LIT1 Literature assignment 1,5 hp (P, F)

TEN1 Oral exam 6,0 hp (P, F)

Other requirements for final grade *

Practical laboratory exercise; homework; and a written test or oral examination. Doctoral students should carry out and present a short literature project. The literature project should comprise a summary and analysis of the approaches to relevant turbulence research issues addressed in typically two selected journal papers. The literature project should also address possible sustainability aspects of the selected papers and of the specific research project of the PhD student. 

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Arne Johansson

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Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Erik Lindborg

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Doctoral students should carry out and present a short literature project.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Mechanics