Course syllabus

Fluid Mechanics

MMVN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-bem, Pi4-bem
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Scope of fluid mechanics and fluid properties; viscosity; basic fluid statics; the Bernoulli equation; fluid kinematics; finite control volume analysis; basic differential analysis of fluid flow; similitude, dimensional analysis, and modelling; viscous flow in pipes; flow over immersed bodies; one-dimensional isentropic compressible flow through nozzles. In addition, in-depth studies are included in some sub-area of flow mechanics.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Assessment of individual (written) home exercises, a final written examination, which consists of a theory part (without means of assistance) and an open-book problem-solving part, and written report and oral presentation of a project work. The course mark is determined the result from the written examination, the project report and (if any) bonus points from approved problem assignments. The graduation is determined from a special formula.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: FMA430/FMAB30 Calculus in Several Variables and FMFF01 Vector Analysis OR FMA435/FMAB35 Calculus in Several Variables.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MMVF10, MMVF01, MMVF15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johan Revstedt,
Examinator: Johan Revstedt,
Course coordinator: Marcus Thern,
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