Workshop IV: Turbulence in Engineering Applications

Part of the Long Program Mathematics of Turbulence
November 17 - 21, 2014


Turbulence in Engineering Applications is motivated by the staggering financial and environmental impact of turbulence in engineering applications: manage to quell turbulence in the thin boundary layers on the surface of a commercial airliner and you could almost halve the total aerodynamic drag, dramatically cutting fuel burn, emissions and cost of operation. Concurrent advances in experimental, numerical and mathematical representations of turbulence, particularly close to walls, make this a timely opportunity to review progress in this area and lay the groundwork for analytical approaches with a tight connection to real-world flow configurations. This workshop will address the relationship between mathematical and systems-level approaches, in which the characteristics of the flow are considered at a global rather than local level, to observations of turbulent flows of importance to engineering applications. While this type of connected analysis is standard in the transition community, research in turbulent flows would benefit from stronger connections between analysis, modeling, computation and experimental implementations with regard to scientific and engineering applications.

It is the goal of this workshop to bring together mathematicians, physicists, and engineers who work in the area of Turbulence in Engineering Applications. We expect this workshop will attract junior as well as senior participants.

This workshop will include a poster session; a request for posters will be sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop.

Organizing Committee

Rich Kerswell (University of Bristol)
John Kim (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Joseph Klewicki (University of New Hampshire)
Beverley McKeon, Chair (California Institute of Technology)
Ati Sharma (University of Southampton)