FENA2002 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

Fluid properties. Fluid static, pressure forces on plane surfaces, manometry and buoyancy. Principle for fluid flow, velocity field, streamlines, laminar and turbulent flow. Reynolds Transport Theorem. control volume analysis: continuity equation, energy equation, Bernoulli equation, linear and angular momentum equations. Internal flow: pipe network, pressure drop and minor losses. Flowmeters. Dimensional analysis and similitude. External flow: bluff bodies, airfoils, drag and lift, Magnus effect. Reynolds number. Qualitative on turbulence. Turbo-machinery and hydro power plants: wind turbines, types of hydraulic turbines, main components, small hydro power plants and pumps, turbine scaling laws. Cavitation. Examples of fluid mechanics problems related to renewable energy.

Learning outcome

Provide the basic elements of the theoretical foundations for fluid flows. Through problem sessions provide sufficient training to enable the students to formulate and solve practical flow problems.

Knowledge, after completion of this course, the student will have knowledge on:
- solving hydrostatic problems:
• describe the physical properties of a fluid.
• calculate the pressure distribution for incompressible fluids.
• calculate the hydrostatic pressure and force on plane surfaces.
• demonstrate the application point of hydrostatic forces on plane surfaces.
• formulate the problems on buoyancy and solve them.
- describing the principles of motion of fluids in relation to:
• internal flow
• external flow
- pressure losses in pipe systems
- calculating forces on objects immersed in fluid flow
- dimensionless numbers and their use in fluid mechanics problem
- identifying derivation of basic equations of fluid mechanics, with related assumptions, and applying:
• Bernoulli equation
• the equation of the conservation of mass.
• the equation of linear and angular momentum
• the equation of the conservation of energy.
- main components of hydro power plants and hydro turbines
- calculating power extraction and production in hydropower plants and pump systems

Skills, after completion of this course, the student will have skills on:
- Evaluation of models for flow analysis.
- Use of control volume analysis.
- Computation of forces and moments from fluid on solid bodies.
- Derivation and use of formulae and tables for flows.
- Solution of the basic laws of fluid mechanics for simple flow problems.

General competence, after completion of this course, the student will have general competence on:
- The basic elements of the theoretical foundations for fluid flows.
- Formulation and solution of practical flow problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, example exercises, practice exercises and self-study. A specified number of the exercises as well as a laboratory exercises must be approved before final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Lab. work

Further on evaluation

The subject is taught as as video-lecture from Trondheim to Gjøvik and Ålesund. The exam text will be the same for FENT2002 Fluid Mechanics and hydraulics, FENA2002 and FENG2002. The re-sit examination might be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires the aceptance to the study program in Renewable Energy (BIFOREN), NTNU

Course materials

Lecture notes and pensum book: Yunus A. Cengel & John M. Cimbala "Fluid Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications" 3rd or 4th Edition in SI-Units, McGraw-Hill.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENG2002 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2002 7.5 01.09.2019
TEP4100 7.5 01.09.2020
TEP4105 6.0 01.09.2020
TEP4110 7.5 01.09.2020
SIO1016 7.5 01.09.2020
TFNE2002 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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