Teaching turbulence in a graduate CFD course Conference Paper uri icon


  • The experience of teaching turbulence in a graduate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) course is reported. The CFD complements experimental and theoretical fluid dynamics by providing an alternative means of studying complex turbulent flows. The Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of turbulence has provided detailed temporal as well as spatial descriptions of turbulent flow structures. The DNS databases have also been used to aid the development of phenomenological closure models for Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and subgrid-scale models used in Large-Eddy Simulations (LES). The course covers the theoretical formulation, turbulence modeling, and DNS, LES and RANS simulations of complex turbulent flows for practical engineering applications.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, H. C.

complete list of authors

  • Chen, HC

publication date

  • January 1995