UNIK4900 – Advanced Turbulence Modeling and Simulations

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course will provide a comprehensive grounding in the subject of turbulence modeling and simulations, and develop both the physical insight and the mathematical framework needed to understand turbulence model formulations and their inherent limitations.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course you will have the following competence:

  • Understand the basic principles of turbulence modeling
  • Ability to understand the basic limitations of the most commonly used modeling approaches as well as to analyze turbulent flows using single-point descriptions
  • Insight into basic turbulence physics
  • Become a knowledgeable user of turbulence models

Note the difference from UNIK9900.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.


3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.


2 compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. In addition 1 assignment that counts for 20% of the final grade. Depending on the number of students, an oral or written exam will count for 80%. What form the exam will take will be announced within October 15th for the Fall semester and March 15th for the Spring semester.

Rules for compulsory assignments at the Department of Mathematics.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

Taught according to demand and resources.


Every autumn

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)