SG3112 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.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (4.0 credits)

    Spring 19 P3 (5.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51621

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Arne Johansson <viktor@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Arne Johansson <viktor@kth.se>

    Stefan Wallin <swallin@kth.se>

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (4.0 credits)

    Spring 19 P3 (5.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51714

  • Start date

    01/11/2018

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Arne Johansson <viktor@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Arne Johansson <viktor@kth.se>

    Stefan Wallin <swallin@kth.se>

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.
  • describe/give examples of how fluid dynamics research can adress aspects of sustainability

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.

Eligibility

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.

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

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. 

Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Contact

Arne Johansson

Examiner

Arne Johansson <viktor@kth.se>

Supplementary information

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

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2018.