Week 
Dates 
Lecture material 
Homework 
Exams 
Week 1 
01/0801/12 
Chapter 10  2D laminar boundary layers (continued from M E 521): free shear flows

 
 
Week 2 
01/1501/19 
Chapter 10  Axisymmetric laminar boundary layers: introduction, equations; Mangler transformation

HW 1 
 
Week 3 
01/2201/26 
Chapter 10  Threedimensional laminar boundary layers: introduction, coordinate systems; secondary flow
R_K_for_Blasius_BL.m

 
 
Week 4 
01/2902/02 
Chapter 11  Instability: introduction; linear stability theory; method of normal modes
Hadley cells in earth's atmosphere
Cool current global map of wind

HW 2 
 
Week 5 
02/0502/09 
Chapter 11  Instability (continued): the Benard problem; brief summary of some other instabilities
Benard Marginal Stability Curve, Matlab code

HW 3

 
Week 6 
02/1202/16 
Chapter 11  Instability (continued): locally parallel flows; Squire’s theorem; the OrrSommerfeld equation

 
Exam 1 
Week 7 
02/1902/23 
Chapter 11  Instability (continued)  the Rayleigh equation; transition to turbulence
Cimbala, Nagib, Roshko 1988 JFM paper: Far Wakes
Youtube video, TS waves

HW 4

 
Week 8 
02/2603/02 
Chapter 12  Turbulence, The Final Frontier: introduction  the characteristics & features of turbulence, definitions

HW 5 
 
Spring Break 
03/0503/09 
 
 
 
Week 9 
03/1203/16 
Chapter 12  Turbulence (continued)  Turbulence statistics; Reynolds decomposition; turbulent shear stress and the closure problem

HW 6

 
Week 10 
03/1903/23 
Chapter 12  Turbulence (continued)  turbulent kinetic energy; Kolmogorov’s contributions; energy scales and the energy cascade

HW 7

 
Week 11 
03/2603/30 
Chapter 12  Turbulence (continued)  the turbulent scales problem and why we need turbulence models

HW 8

 
Week 12 
04/0204/06 
Chapter 12  Turbulence Models: introduction to turbulence modeling, zero, one, and twoequation models

 
Exam 2
BYOS

Week 13 
04/0904/13 
Chapter 12  Turbulence Models (continued)  wall treatment, RSM models, example problems
Turbulence_Model_Summary_Chart.pdf

HW 9 
 
Week 14 
04/1604/20 
Chapter 12  Turbulence Flow Solutions: turbulent channel flow; turbulent boundary layer

HW 10

 
Week 15 
04/2304/27 
Chapter 12  Turbulence Flow Solutions (continued): free shear flows: jets, wakes, and mixing layers

OPTIONAL HW 11 
 
Finals Week 
04/3005/04 
The final exam is scheduled for:
Monday, April 30, 2:304:20 pm, 171 Willard Bldg

 
Final Exam
BYOS
