Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. VVR120 overlaps following cours/es: VVR145 and VVR150. Compulsory for: W3. Course coordinator: Ronny Berndtsson,, Water Resources Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05, FMA430 FHL055, FAFA20, VVR111. Assessment: Written examination. Extra examinations can be oral examination if the number of participating students are fewer than five. Home page:

The objective of the course is to give a thorough knowledge in fluid mechanics with application for problems within hydraulics and water supply using earlier knowledge in calculus, mechanics, physics, and hydrology.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Physical properties of fluids, especially water. Hydrostatics including pressure distribution in fluids, forces on plane and curved submerged surfaces, centre of pressure. Basic concepts in fluid mechanics, laminar and turbulent flow. The fundamental equations: the continuity equation, the energy equation, and the momentum equation. Flow around immersed bodies. Applications: pipe flow, pump systems, rivers and channels. Fluid measurement: pressure, velocity, and flow rate.

Hamill L., Understanding hydraulics, 2nd ed., Palgrave, 2001, ISBN 0333779061
Malm J. and Larsson R., Hydraulics examples, Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, Lund University, KF Sigma, 2006.
Supplementary material.