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Syllabus for

Academic year
MTF052 - Fluid mechanics
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering, Shipping and Marine Technology
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   6,0c   29 Oct 2016 am H,  22 Dec 2016 am M,  14 Aug 2017 am M
0206 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    

In programs

TKTEM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Professor  Alf-Erik Almstedt


MTF051   Basic fluid mechanics


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

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
Boundary layer flow
Compressible flow
Design task 2 is covered by a CFD-tutorial where a 2D mesh is created and used to simulate the boundary layer (laminar and turbulent) on a flat plate. The software ICEM will be used for the meshing and Fluent to solve the equations describing the flow field. Measured boundary layer profiles in a wind tunnel using a flat plate are going to be provided. This data should be compared to the CFD simulations.


21 lectures
19 exercises
The following parts are compulsory in the course
1 laboration
2 design tasks


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


Written examination

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