10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: CIV4300, CIV4301
Pre-requisites: A basic knowledge of fluid flow including an introducation to the Navier-Stokes equations


Aims/Description: The present course will present the basic concepts of turbulence to students, so that they can use any textbook on turbulence. Students will be familiarised with the equations and mathematical modelling used in analysis of turbulence. They will be able to carry out useful interpretations of turbulent phenomena, to quantify turbulence and characterise it. Students will learn how to use statistical tools in engineering in general with a particular application to turbulence. Students will learn how to analyse random phenomena using modern tools such as fractal analysis.

Staff Contact: Dr F Nicolleau
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK