Course syllabus

Fluid Mechanics

VVR120, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: W3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The objective of the course is to give a thorough knowledge in fluid mechanics with application for problems within hydraulics and water supply using earlier knowledge in calculus, mechanics, physics, and hydrology.

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


Physical properties of fluids, especially water. Hydrostatics including pressure distribution in fluids, forces on plane and curved submerged surfaces, centre of pressure. Basic concepts in fluid mechanics, laminar and turbulent flow. The fundamental equations: the continuity equation, the energy equation, and the momentum equation. Flow around immersed bodies. Applications: pipe flow, pump systems, rivers and channels. Fluid measurement: pressure, velocity, and flow rate.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Extra examinations can be oral examination if the number of participating students are fewer than five.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA05, FMA430 FHL055, FAFA20, VVR111.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VVR145, VVR150

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Ronny Berndtsson/Vattenresurslära,
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