Note on Initiation of turbulence

Turbulence is a much studied subject in Fluid Flow. Though we are able to predict some of its behavior numerically, other
features remain somewhat obscure. In particular,
at what point does a laminar flow
transition into turbulence. In this note we will make some assumptions as to the nature of the
phenomenon and then using a Least Squares Finite Element Method (LSFEM, Jiang [1]) implemented in the MPACT code [2], we carry out a simulation to gain some further insight.