School of Mathematics School of Mathematics
Course 343 - Introduction to Kolmogorov's Theory of Turbulence 2002-03 (SS Theoretical Physics, M.Sc. Students)
Lecturer: Professor Siddhartha Sen
Duration: 1 term
Number of lectures per week: 2
End-of-year Examination: One 1.5 hour examination at end of course.


Features of turbulent flows, general energy and balance results, derived from the Navier Stokes equations. Inertial range and dissipative range. Stochastic ideas and their use to derive a scale by scale energy balance equation and to justify a cascade picture of energy flow. Kolmogorov's scaling law, other scaling laresults and their implications. Validity of Kolmogorov's result on very general grounds.

Apr 10, 2003

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