MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Flow at low Reynolds number: Stokes flow, Oseens solution. Flow at large Reynolds number: Vortex dynamics, stagnation flow, boundary layer flow, non-steady boundary layers, separation and vortex shedding. Forces on bodies due to the flow, drag coefficients. Free shear layers, jets and wakes. Stability, transition to turbulence, turbulent flow. Reynolds averaged equations, turbulent stresses, turbulent diffusivity, mixing length and the k-epsilon model, law of the wall, correlations and spectra.
To extend the understanding of some important areas of fluid mechanics, and to provide a basis for further studies in fluid mechanics and other branches of science where such knowledge is needed (such as meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, branches of physics and geology). The course is recommended for specialization in fluid mechanics at the master level.
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Recommended previous knowledge
MEK3220 - Continuum Mechanics (discontinued)/MEK4220 - Continuum Mechanics (discontinued). It would be an advange to have MEK3230 - Fluid Mechanics and MAT-INF3360 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations.
- 10 credits overlap with MEK3300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with MEK9300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence
- 5 credits overlap with ME201
- 3 credits overlap with ME203
- 10 credits overlap with ME220
*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
4 hours lectures per week.
Two compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. Final written examination.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam: Rottmann's formula list + approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
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.
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.