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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE824
Subject Title Turbulence in Fluid Flows


Introduction to turbulence – Equations of fluid motion – Statistical description of turbulent flows – Mean-flow equations – Space and time scales of turbulent motion – Jets, wakes and boundary layers – Coherent structures – Spectral dynamics – Homogeneous and isotropic turbulence – Two-dimensional turbulence – Coherent structures – Vorticity dynamics – Intermittency – Mod- eling of turbulent flows.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Tennekes, H. and Lumley, J. L., A First Course in Turbulence, The MIT Press (1972).

2. Frisch, U., Turbulence, Cambridge Univ. Press (1996).

3. Davidson, P. A., Turbulence: An Introduction to Scientist and Engineers, Oxford Univ. Press (2004).

4. Pope, S. B., Turbulent Flows, Cambridge Univ. Press (2000).

5. Mathieu, J. and Scott, J., An Introduction to Turbulent Flow, Cambridge Univ. Press (2000).

6. Lesieur, M., Turbulence in Fluids, 2nd ed., Springer (2008).

7. Monin, A. S. and Yaglom, A. M., Statistical Fluid Mechanics, Dover (2007).

8. McComb, W. D., The Physics of Fluid Turbulence, Oxford Univ. Press (1992).