Academic Catalog

ME539 HYDRODYN. INSTAB. VORTEX DYNAM. & TURBU.

Course Code: 5690539
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. IIK HAKAN TARMAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

General formulation of the hydrodynamic stability problems. Rayleigh and Orr-Sommerfeld equations. Vortex instability. Crow and Widnall instabilities. Vortex dynamics, vortex models and vortex interactions. Contour dynamics. Statistical theories of turbulence. Closure problem. Theories before and after Kolmogorov. Intermittency models and fractals. Recent direct numerical simulations of turbulence. Chaos. (R)