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

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.

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.

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 2009.