Course syllabus

Termodynamik med strömningslära
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course

MMVA01, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2014-04-02

General Information

Compulsory for: BI2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination consists of a compulsory exercise, a theory test (60 min; thermodynamics, no means of assistance) and a written final test (5 hours), which contains a theory part (fluid mechanics, no means of assistance) and a problem-solving part (with aids of assistance, e.g. formula and table collections, lecture notes without solved examples). Optional home exercises may provide extra points 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.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable; FAFA30 Physics: Electricity - Fluids; VSMA15 Mechanics, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ.lektor Christoffer Norberg,
Course homepage:
Further information: Tutorials, 20 hours, group-wise.