Course syllabus

Fluid Mechanics

MMVF15, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

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; integral relations for a control volume; differential relations for a fluid particle; dimensional analysis and flow similarity; viscous flow in ducts;  introduction to turbulence; boundary-layer flows; flow around slender and bluff bodies; compressible flow.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Christoffer Norberg,
Course coordinator: Johan Revstedt,
Course homepage:
Further information: Teaching consists of lectures, exercises, tutorials and one laboratory exercise. All teaching is in Swedish and the course material is in English.