151-0109-00L  Turbulent Flows

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersP. Jenny
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0109-00 VTurbulent Flows2 hrs
Thu08:15-10:00ML E 12 »
P. Jenny
151-0109-00 UTurbulent Flows1 hrs
Thu13:15-14:00ML E 12 »
P. Jenny

Catalogue data

- Laminar and turbulent flows, instability and origin of turbulence - Statistical description: averaging, turbulent energy, dissipation, closure problem - Scalings. Homogeneous isotropic turbulence, correlations, Fourier representation, energy spectrum - Free turbulence: wake, jet, mixing layer - Wall turbulence: Channel and boundary layer - Computation and modelling of turbulent flows
ObjectiveBasic physical phenomena of turbulent flows, quantitative and statistical description, basic and averaged equations, principles of turbulent flow computation and elements of turbulence modelling
Content- Properties of laminar, transitional and turbulent flows.
- Origin and control of turbulence. Instability and transition.
- Statistical description, averaging, equations for mean and fluctuating quantities, closure problem.
- Scalings, homogeneous isotropic turbulence, energy spectrum.
- Turbulent free shear flows. Jet, wake, mixing layer.
- Wall-bounded turbulent flows.
- Turbulent flow computation and modeling.
Lecture notesLecture notes are available
LiteratureS.B. Pope, Turbulent Flows, Cambridge University Press, 2000

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersP. Jenny
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationWritten examination with two parts
Written aidsPart A: No written aids allowed
Part B: Lecture notes (script) of the course and 8 pages (A4) of own notes on the subject (handwritten or typed) are allowed
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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