Course syllabus

Termodynamik med strömningslära
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course

MMVA01, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Compulsory for: BI2
Elective for: I4
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; dimensional analysis and similarity laws; flow around bodies; laminar och turbulent pipe flow.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination consists of compulsory exercises, 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 bonus points to add to the final written test result. The final grade is determined, from a total sum of points from the theory test and the final written examination, both approved and using 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.


Assumed 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

Examinator: Prof. Christoffer Norberg,
Course coordinator: Lei Wang,
Course homepage:
Further information: Tutorials, 20 hours, group-wise.