1. Able to distinguish between laminar and turbulent flows and characterise basic properties of each.
2. Able to perform linear stability analysis of basic examples of fluid flows.
3. Able to analyse basic instabilities and turbulence in fluid flows using key mathematical techniques:
Bifurcations and chaos, stochastic events, probabilistic description of turbulent flows.
4. Understand the physical mechanisms associated with fluid instabilities, such as the Kelvin
Helmholtz instability and Rayleigh-Benard convection, leading to the transition to turbulence.
5. Understand basic theories on turbulent flows, such as dimensional and scaling arguments, conserved
quantities, turbulent energy cascade, Kolmogorov theory and be able to apply their principles for
geometrically simple flow conditions.
6. Have basic knowledge on intermittency and other corrections to the simplest theory and understand
examples of how to model them numerically.
7. Able to calculate transport properties of basic turbulent flows.
8. Employment skills and knowledge
a. Critically analyse practical problems and express them in physical/mathematical terms.
b. Manage time efficiently and prioritise activities.