MEK4340 – Turbulent Flows in Engineering
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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.
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Recommended previous knowledge
MEK3230 – Fluid Mechanics, MEK3220 – Continuum Mechanics (discontinued)/MEK4220 – Continuum Mechanics (discontinued), MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence, MAT-INF3360 – Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (continued). It will be useful to have some knowledge about thermodynamic.
- 10 credits overlap with MEK9340 – Turbulent Flows in Engineering
- 3 credits overlap with MEK4330 – Turbulence theory and modeling
- 3 credits overlap with MEK9330 – Turbulence theory and modeling
- 2 credits overlap with MEK4470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics
- 2 credits overlap with MEK9470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics
- 3 credits overlap with UNIK4900 – Advanced Turbulence Modeling and Simulations (continued)
- 3 credits overlap with UNIK9900 – Advanced Turbulence Modeling and Simulations (continued)
*The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department.
4 hours of lectures per week.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final oral or written examination. The form of examination will be announced by the teaching staff by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.
Examination support material
Written examination: Rottmann's formula list and 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.