SG2218 Turbulence 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

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.

Course main content

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.


SG2214 Fluid Mechanics, or equivalent.


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

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Practical laboratory exercise; homework; and a written test or oral examination.

Offered by



Arne Johansson (


Arne Johansson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.