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Course content

The course will provide a comprehensive grounding in the subject of turbulence with emphasize on the theory of homogeneous turbulence. The course is equally useful for students working in the fields of computational and experimental fluid dynamics.

Learning outcome

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

  • Ability to apply the generalized representation of isotropic tensors
  • Insight into the kinematics of homogeneous turbulence
  • Insight into rapid distortion theory
  • Insight into advanced modeling concepts


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


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.

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

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

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 spring

Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to


Every spring

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)