Department Seminar by Prof. Metin Yavuz

Turbulent Fluid Flow: Theory, Modeling and Measurement

Prof. Metin Yavuz, METU

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Time: 16:30
Place: Mithat Çoruh Amfi

“When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” Werner Heisenberg

Complex, non-linear, multi-scale phenomenon, “Turbulent Fluid Flow”, which has tremendous practical importance, has been of huge interest to scientists and engineers for decades. The physical essence and the fundamentals of it still involve many unresolved issues that need to be understood and challenged. So, what is turbulence? Why is it so difficult to study, to model, and to measure? In this short presentation, we will discuss the fundamental theories of turbulent fluid flow along with its practical consequences. The ways to characterize turbulent flow including statistical, mathematical, and experimental approaches will also be summarized.

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