TEK5620 – Advanced Turbulence Modelling and Simulations

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

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

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

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

It is an advantage with some knowledge from the courses MEK3230 – Fluid Mechanics and MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence/MEK9300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence.

Overlapping courses


The teaching includes 3 hours of lectures and exercises per week throughout the semester.

This course has two mandatory assignments, which must be approved before you can sit the final exam.


  • Final oral exam which counts 100% towards the final grade. 

Two mandatory assignments must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: TEK9620 – Advanced Turbulence Modelling and Simulations, UNIK4900 – Advanced Turbulence Modeling and Simulations (continued), UNIK9900 – Advanced Turbulence Modeling and Simulations (continued)

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.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 19, 2020 9:15:40 PM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)