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Numerical Design Methods of Turbulent Flows

Module MW0470

This Module is offered by Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid mechanics (Prof. Adams).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MW0470 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Basic physics of turbulent flows. Large-eddy and direct numerical simulation (LES and DNS). Solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Turbulence modelling (overview). Numerical solution methods (overview). Computation of three-dimensional flow fields with recirculation (elliptical problems). Examples of application.

Learning Outcome

Starting from basic knowledge of "Fluid Mechanics I&II" a higher level of knowledge should be attained enabling the student to explain the complex interactions between the different topics of the lecture.


fluid mechanics I & II

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows Fri, 08:45–10:15, MW 1639

Learning and Teaching Methods

oral presentation, discussion


multimedial supported oral presentation


lecture notes, list of relevant literature

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

oral examination

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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