Why we offer this programme ?
Turbulence represents one of the greatest challenges to the advancement of both science and engineering. Whether the primary interest is the environment, energy, industrial processes, or aero/hydrodynamics, turbulent processes often dominate. In the absence of a complete theoretical understanding or general turbulence models, the engineering practice of dealing with turbulence is as much art as science or engineering.
This graduate program is designed to introduce students to both the science and the art of turbulence at an early point in their studies. This advanced knowledge can then be immediately applied to the large number of disciplines where turbulence occurs, including (but not limited to) environmental processes, combustion, engine technology, heat transfer, energy production, vehicle design, and most fluid/thermal/chemical systems.
The fundamental concepts of turbulence theory are taught together with advanced, state-of-the-art computational and experimental methodologies so that students not only gain an understanding of all three but also learn how these can be used together. The ultimate goal is to prepare students to directly apply their acquired skills and knowledge to a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines in which turbulence occurs. The elective courses and master thesis work offer opportunities to explore areas of applicability and specialization. The majority of graduates are expected to be able to move to other fields for employment or further graduate doctoral studies.