With the support of
The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, University of Maryland
The Institute for Physical Science & Technology, University of Maryland
Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University
The National Science Foundation
The turbulent motion of liquids and gases is a ubiquitous phenomenon in nature and engineering. Such motion is fundamental to the formation of planets from interstellar clouds of particulates, to the dynamics of the earth’s atmosphere and oceans that determine weather systems, to the mixing of reactants in combustion, to the dispersion of pollutants from smokestacks and storm sewers, and to the health risks caused by diseased arteries, to name but a few examples. Understanding and modeling the physics of turbulent motion is the basis of predicting its effects in these and numerous other examples and controlling it in engineering applications such as the design of air and surface vehicles, efficient engines for propulsion, heat exchangers and stents and heart valves.
This School on Topics in Turbulence is designed primarily for advanced graduate students and post-docs, i.e. participants who have had an introductory course in turbulence and who would find it beneficial to go deeper into the subject.
It will focus on recent developments in the understanding of turbulence, its prediction and control using modern experimental and analytical techniques and powerful numerical simulation capabilities. Tutorials on turbulence theory, experimental and simulation methods, turbulent transport in single and two-phase flows and applications of turbulence will be given by senior lecturers. Ample open discussion time will provide opportunities for participants to have a rich exchange of ideas.
A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.