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AERO 523. Turbulence. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: AERO 302, graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Flow physics of turbulence. Turbulence scales and structures. Reynolds equations. Vorticity dynamics. Energy production, convection, and dissipation. Similarity rules and turbulence modeling for jets, wakes, mixing and boundary layers. Effect of turbulence on noise, combustion, heat transfer, and flow control. Not open to students with credit in AERO 529. 4 lectures.