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MTF051 - Basic fluid mechanics
Owner: TMASA
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

This course round is cancelled

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0195 Examination 2,0c Grading: TH   2,0c   10 Jan 2006 pm V,  21 Aug 2006 am V
0295 Laboratory 1,0c Grading: UG   1,0c    


Professor  Alf-Erik Almstedt
Forskarassistent  Camilla Ljus


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


Gases and liquids in motion can be found in a vast number of technical applications. The forces and heat transfer caused by the flowing fluid are often of great importance. The course aims to give a basic understanding knowledge of technical fluid mechanics and heat transfer.


The course first treats the basic concepts of fluid mechanics, followed by a thorough description of control volume formulations of the basic laws of mechanics, i.e. the conservation of mass, momentum, angular momentum and energy. The control volume is then allowed to become infinitesimal, which yields the basic differential equations for the fluid motion. Next, dimensional analysis and similarity laws are treated. The latter provide means of translating experimental results between model and real, full scale, conditions. Viscous duct flow is treated next, and the course is then completed with a part on basic heat transfer.


The course consits of 13 lectures and 11 exercises.
The course also includes one laboratory lesson and three compulsory tasks.


White, F.M.: Fluid Mechanics, McGraw-Hill


A written examination concludes the course.

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.