The course teaches students how to analyze and assess all types of flow data. These are numerical (CFD) and experimental (PIV, hot-wire, etc.) data. At the end of the course, the students should be able to quantify how good their data are, to extract the main flow features and visualize them. In particular, the students should be able to assess the statistical and geometric error of their data for the first (mean) and second order (Reynolds stresses) quantities. They will also learn how to infer the error sources and their propagation. The students will be able to visualize and detect vortices and vorticity fields. Finally, the students will analyze the spectral content of their data using Fourier transform and dynamic mode decomposition, and extract coherent structures using proper orthogonal decomposition.
Fourier transform, Correlation function and spectra