Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: BI2. Course coordinator: Associate professor Christoffer Norberg,, Energy Sciences. Recommended prerequisits: FMA415 Calculus in One Variable; FAFA30 Physics: Electricity - Fluids; VSM010 Mechanics, Basic Course. Assessment: The examination consists of a compulsory exercise, a theory test (60 min; thermodynamics, no means of assistance) and a written final test (4 hours), which contains a theory part (fluid mechanics, no means of assistance) and a problem-solving part (open-book). Optional home exercises may provide extra point to add to the final written test. The final grade is determined, from a total sum of points from both the short theory test and the final written examination, using a special formula. Further information: Tutorials, 18 hours, group-wise. Home page:

The purpose of the course is that that the student should achieve basic knowledge and skills in technical (engineering) thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Basic concepts of thermodynamics such as temperature, heat, work, energy, entropy, and the basic laws of thermodynamics (primarily the first and second), including applications; properties of pure substances; thermodynamic properties; property diagrams; basic thermodynamic relations. Basic concepts of fluid mechanics; the continuity equation; the Navier-Stokes equations; the extended Bernoulli equation (the energy equation); the linear momentum equation; similarity laws; flow around bodies; laminar och turbulent pipe flow.

Çengel, Y. A., Turner, R. H. & Cimbala, J. M.: Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Third Edition in SI Units. McGraw-Hill 2008. ISBN: 978-007-126631-4.
Eriksson, D. & Norberg, C.: Kompendium i grundläggande strömningslära (in Swedish), Energivetenskaper, LTH 2010.