TEP4100 - Fluid Mechanics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Fluid properties, viscosity. Velocity field, substantial derivative, streamlines and pathlines. Pressure distribution in stationary and accelerated systems. Rotating container. Manometry. Bouyancy. Reynolds transport theorem. Continuity equation, momentum equation and angular momentum equation for control volumes. Energy equation and Bernoulli equation. Euler's equation for inviscid flow and Navier-Stokes equation for viscous flow. Boundary conditions for the basic equations of fluid mechanics. Stream function, vorticity and rotation, viscous stresses and strain rates. Reynolds number. Qualitative aspects of turbulence. Laminar and turbulent pipe flow. Boundary layer concepts. Two-dimensional potential theory, velocity potential, some elementary flows, circulation. Elementary numerical calculation and visualisation.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have understanding of the theoretical foundations of ideal and real fluid flows. The student should be able to to formulate and solve practical flow problems in all knowledge categories in the following.

Knowledge:
After completion of this course, the student will have knowledge on:
- Fluid properties, viscosity.
- Velocity field, substantial derivative, streamlines and pathlines.
- Pressure distribution in stationary and accelerated systems. Rotating container. Manometry. Buoyancy.
- Reynolds transport theorem.
- Continuity equation, momentum equation and angular momentum equation for control volumes.
- Energy equation and Bernoulli equation.
- Euler equations for inviscid flow.
- Navier-Stokes equations for viscous flow.
- Boundary conditions for the basic equations of fluid mechanics.
- Stream function, vorticity and rotation, viscous stresses and strain rates.
- Reynolds number. Qualitative issues on turbulence.
- Laminar and turbulent pipe flow.
- Boundary layer concept.
- Two-dimensional potential theory, velocity potential, some elementary flows, circulation.

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.
- Elementary numerical calculation and visualisation using appropriate software introduced in the course.

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

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, example exercises, practice exercises, laboratory exercises and self-study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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.

Course materials

Yunus A Çengel and John M Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw-Hill, 3rd ed., 2013.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1008 7.5
TEP4105 6.0 2011-09-01
TEP4110 7.5 2011-09-01

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
  • * 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.