The course covers nature and origin of turbulence. Topics: Instability and transition, Taylor and Grtler vortices. Vorticity dynamics, homogeneous and isotropic turbulence. Reynolds decomposition, turbulent stress tensor and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Computational modeling of turbulence. Analysis of turbulent boundary layers. Turbulent heat and mass transfer, measurement of turbulence.
Prerequisite: ME 6043 and ME 7113 or adviser approval.