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Syllabus for

Academic year
MTF052 - Fluid mechanics
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0106 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   22 Oct 2008 am M,  14 Jan 2009 am V,  21 Aug 2009 am V
0206 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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Professor  Alf-Erik Almstedt


MTF051   Basic fluid mechanics

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Thermodynamics and Calculus in several variables


Gases and liquids in motion are found in a vast number of technical applications.
The course should give a thorough understanding of the flow phenomena that occurs in technical devices, and give
good knowledge about methods that are used to solve realistic problems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- conduct industrial development work in the area of fluid mechanics
- apply control volume formulations, differential formulations and similarity laws
- account for basic phenomena and methods for treating turbulent flows and compressible flows


Basic concepts
Control volume relations for mass, momentum, angular momentum and energy
Differential equations for mass, momentum and energy
Dimensional analysis and similarity
Pipe flow
Basic heat transfer
Boundary layer flow
Compressible flow


21 lectures
19 exercises
2 laborations
2 design tasks


Fluid Mechanics, Frank M. White, McGraw-Hill, New York


Written examination

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