2.27 Turbulent Flow and Transport

Spring 2002

Ocean waves breaking on a beach.
Ocean waves breaking on a beach. (Image courtesy of California Environmental Resource Evaluation Service.)

Course Highlights

This course includes lecture outlines, sample problem sets and reading lists.

Course Description

Turbulent flows, with emphasis on engineering methods. Governing equations for momentum, energy, and species transfer.

Turbulence: its production, dissipation, and scaling laws. Reynolds averaged equations for momentum, energy, and species transfer. Simple closure approaches for free and bounded turbulent shear flows. Applications to jets, pipe and channel flows, boundary layers, buoyant plumes and thermals, and Taylor dispersion, etc., including heat and species transport as well as flow fields. Introduction to more complex closure schemes, including the k-epsilon, and statistical methods in turbulence.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Ain Sonin

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate