322.058 Turbulent flows
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • comprehend the nature of turbulent flows and
  • the necessary mathematical tools in their essence and
  • to apply those in the course of their further studies (CFD course UE 322.057) and in engineering practice. In particular, the students are trained to get to the bottom of turbulence closures commonly adopted in modern computational fluid dynamics applied to engineering problems.

Subject of course

Governing equations for mass/momentum/energy transport, brief introduction in laminar-turbulent transition, statistical description of turbulent flows, scales in turbulent flows, mean-flow equations, shear flows (pipe and channel flows, attached boundary layers, free shear layers).

Teaching methods

Presentation at the blackboard, skeleton script, uploading handouts covering specific topics.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

A script will be prepared in the course of the lectures.



Examination modalities



DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 15:0005.07.2023Seminarraum BA 08A - MB oral30.05.2023 00:00 - 28.06.2023 00:00TISS1. Termin / Semesterende

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


A script is in preparation - supplement/completion: ongoing. A list of further reading is provided in the script!

Previous knowledge

Fundamental knowledge in continuum and fluid mechanics as well as thermodynamics required, as tought in typical courses for engineering students.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


if required in English