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Turbulence Theory and Modeling



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

Course content

The course will contain the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Cartesian tensors
  • Isotropic and homogeneous turbulence
  • Turbulence structures
  • Reynolds equations
  • Parallel shear flows
  • Single-point modelling:
    1. Scalar variable models:
      • Eddy-viscosity models
      • Explicit algebraic models
    2. Tensor variable models
      • Pressure-strain modelling
    3. Near-wall modelling:
      • Local models
      • Elliptic relaxation

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Learning outcomes

The course gives an introduction to turbulent shear flows and a specialization within turbulence modelling. Fundamental aspects of turbulence and its coupling to single-point models are emphasized. The course gives an important basis for the use and development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods within research and within a broad spectrum of applications (e.g. meteorology, oceanography, process and energy and flow physics). The course is recommended for specialization in fluid mechanics at the master level.


ISCED Categories

Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling