Course syllabus

Fluid Mechanics

MMV211, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

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


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


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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables and FMFF01 Vector Analysis OR FMA435 Calculus in Several Variables.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Prof. Christoffer Norberg,
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Further information: Tutorials and lab sessions are given in English. All course material is in English.