Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Turbulence

ME-467

Lecturer(s) :

Schneider Tobias

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides an introduction to the physical phenomenon of turbulence, its probabilistic description and modeling approaches including RANS and LES. Students are equipped with the basic knowledge to tackle complex flow problems in science and engineering practice.

Content

Turbulence is a ubiquitous physical phenomenon observed when fluids - liquids or gases - flow at high speeds. The fluctuating chaotic non-equilibrium phenomenon modifies the lift and drag of airfoils and affects the efficiency of mixing and combustion. It also is the driving force creating our weather and influences timescales on which stars and galaxies form in the universe.
This course provides an introduction to the physical phenomenon of turbulence, its probabilistic description and modeling approaches. Thereby students will be equipped with the fundamental understanding of turbulence that allows to tackle specific flow problems in science and engineering practice.

 

Specific topics covered include

Keywords

turbulence, non-equilibrium statistical physics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Incompressible fluid mechanics

Important concepts to start the course

basics of statistics
variance and mean
Fourier analysis
Navier-Stokes equations

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures and homework

Assessment methods

Resources

Bibliography

  1. U. Frisch, Turbulence: the legacy of A. N. Kolmogorov
  2. S. B. Pope, Turbulent flows

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Turbulence
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16   MEB331 
16-17    
17-18   MEB331 
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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