Syllabus

The syllabus outlines the information covered in the first day of class.
Topics
  1. Review of flow and transport equations, with particular emphasis on the energy equation and the role of viscous dissipation.
  2. Instability and transition.
  3. Fundamental concepts in turbulence; approaches to closure and turbulence modeling.
  4. Jets, wakes, etc. modeled via simple closure schemes. Scalar transport in free flows (temperature, concentration).
  5. Buoyant plumes, transient thermals, etc.
  6. Turbulent flow over walls: general near-wall scaling laws; flows in pipes, channels, etc.
  7. Boundary layers.
  8. Transient dispersion in laminar and turbulent shear flows (Taylor dispersion).
  9. Turbulence models and their application.
  10. Additional topics.
Grading
Homework Problems
Midterm Quiz (take-home)
Individual Project
Take-home Final Exam