1.068 Nonlinear Dynamics and Turbulence
Reviews theoretical notions of nonlinear dynamics, instabilities, and waves with applications in fluid dynamics. Discusses hydrodynamic instabilities leading to flow destabilization and transition to turbulence. Focuses on physical turbulence and mixing from homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Also covers topics such as rotating and stratified flows as they arise in the environment, wave-turbulence, and point source turbulent flows. Laboratory activities integrate theoretical concepts covered in lectures and problem sets. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has 1.060A as a prerequisite.
1.068 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by L. Bourouiba.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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