TEP4160 - Aerodynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 10/100
Approved report 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Equations of motion. Advanced potential flow. Lifting bodies. Boundary layers. Two- and three dimensional wing theory. Panel methods. Lifting line theories. Wind turbine aerodynamics.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Flow around bodies
- Transfer of forces between a fluid and an arbitrarily shaped body
- Panel methods and thin airfoil theory
- Effects of finite wing span
- Application of aerodynamics to wind turbines, cars, trains, and planes

The course should enable the student to:
- Calculate the flow around a given body
- Select the proper set of equations for a given aerodynamics problem
- Calculate lift generated by an airfoil

The student should gain the following general competences:
- Realistically assess model results
- Use of a numerical programming language (e.g. Python, Matlab) to solve engineering problems
- Perform lab work and disseminate results as a team

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, problems sets, group presentation, lab report. Lecture content will be tested on the final exam. The problem sets, group presentation, and lab report are included in the final grade.

The lectures and exercises are in English. Since the teaching is given in English, the examination will be given in English.

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

For a re-take all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TEP4135 Fluid Mechanics 2

Course materials

Course notes (to be taken in class by the students).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1068 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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