Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: F4, F4bem, F4bs, Pi4, Pi4bs. Course coordinator: Associate professor Christoffer Norberg,, Energy Sciences. Prerequisites: FMEA05 Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Particle Dynamics. Recommended prerequisits: FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables. Assessment: Assessment of individual (written) home exercises, lab-reports, and a final written examination, which consists of a theory part (without means of assistance) and an open-book problem-solving part. The course mark is determined from a total sum, which consists of the result from the passed written examination and (if any) bonus points from approved problem assignments. The graduation is determined from a special formula. Further information: Tutorials and lab sessions in English. Home page:

The purposes of this course are to provide extended understanding of technical and fundamental relations and phenomena, and to provide a general survey of problem-solving methods, within the field of basic fluid mechanics.

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

History and scope of fluid mechanics; integral relations for a control volume; differential relations for a fluid particle; dimensional analysis and flow similarity; viscous flow in ducts; measurement techniques; introduction to turbulence; boundary-layer flows; flow around slender and bluff bodies; potential flow; aerodynamic theory; compressible flow; open-channel flow

White, F. M.: Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill 2008. ISBN: 978-0-07-128645-9