MEK9340 - Turbulent Flows in Engineering

Course content

Turbulence modeling in engineering fluid dynamics: Reynolds' averaged equations and the closure problem, Boussinesq's model for the Reynolds stresses and eddy-viscosity. k-epsilon, k-omega and k-tau models for the eddy-viscosity. The differential equations for the kinetic energy k, the dissipation rate (epsilon) and the time scale (tau) of turbulence. Discussion of closure parameters and boundary conditions. Applications to simple flow problems.

Learning outcome

To provide the necessary theoretical basis to understand the approximations and limitations that appear in computaional fluid dynamic codes used in the design of industrial flow devices.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses

9 credits with ME314.

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

4 hours of lectures per week.

Examination

Final written or oral examination depending on the number of students.

Doctoral candidates must deliver one extra obligatory exercise, which must be at an advanced level within the curriculum of the course, or be a theoretical extension of the curriculum of the course, and should preferrably relate the contents of the course to newer research literature. It may be required to give an oral presentation and/or deliver a written report. The exercise must be passed to be allowed to take the final exam.

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam if written: 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.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

Evaluation

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

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Autumn 2007

Autumn. Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to studieinfo@math.uio.no.

Examination

Autumn 2007

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)

The course may also be given in English if PhD-students connected to the Department of Mathematics request it within given deadlines.