Introduction to Turbulence

Prof. John D. Schmisseur

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide the foundational theory of turbulence and a survey of current practice for analysis of high Reynolds number turbulent flows of interest to aerospace applications.  Catalog Description:  Macroscopic effects, analogies, statistical treatment, correlation functions, energy spectra, diffusion; application of turbulent jets and pipe flow.              
(DE) Prerequisite(s): AE 541 or AE511 and AE512  (waived with approval of the instructor)

VALUE PROPOSITION: Successful completion of this course should provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the foundational concepts of turbulent aerospace flows and the ability to critically assess and apply evolving numerical and experimental methodologies from current fluid dynamic research.

COURSE GOALS: Provide graduate students with a solid foundation in the theory, practice and application of simulation and analysis methods utilized in research of turbulent aerospace flows.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, students will be able to apply the foundational theory to turbulent flows to relevant canonical problems in aerospace applications, understand the assumptions and limits associated with current numerical modeling methodologies, and comprehend and apply current analysis methods for the reduction of experimental data.

TEXTS/MATERIALS/RESOURCES FOR THE COURSE: The text for this course will be Turbulent Flows,  S. Pope

  • Paperback: 802 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521598869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521598866,

            Augmented with additional material from other texts and archival research publications.

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