SG3112 Turbulence 9.0 credits
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.
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
Information for research students about course offerings
The course SG3112 is given regularly in parallel with SG2218 Turbulence in period 2 and 3. See schedule for KTH undergraduate courses.
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.
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.
Recommended course book; “Turbulent Flows” by S.B. Pope (CUP, 2000).
Alternative; Ch. 13, “Turbulence”, in “Fluid Mechanics” by Kundu & Cohen (Elsevier, 2004).
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.
Arne Johansson <email@example.com>
Doctoral students should carry out and present a short literature project.
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.