TEP4541 - Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, Specialisation Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The student will do an in-depth project in fundamental or applied thermo- and/or fluid dynamics, on a contemporary research topic. Although the projects will be supervised, they are expected to work independently. The research project will generally fall within one or more of the following areas:

  • turbulent flow and aerodynamics (e.g., boundary layers, wind turbines, aero foils, racing cars)
  • reacting flows/thermal energy (e.g., turbulent combustion, e-fuels, biomass)
  • multi-phase flows (e.g., flows with droplets, bubbles and particles)
  • internal flows (e.g., flows in channels and pipes)
  • external flow (e.g., flow over turbine blades, bluff body flows and wakes)
  • methods for computational fluid dynamics
  • interfacial flows and waves
  • heat and mass transfer

The main supervisor for the project should be among the listed course teachers, or affiliated with the thermo-fluids research group.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completion of this subject the student will have specialist knowledge of a research-relevant topic in one or more of the following fields: general fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, wind turbines, computational fluid dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, multiphase flows.

Skills: After completion of this subject the student will have these skills: Ability to plan and execute a research project, including acquiring background knowledge and literature, formulating a research question and research objectives, identify the specific methods, techniques, software or tools to be used, and adequately master these, perform scientific and technical analysis of an advanced problem, critically assess the reliability of data produced by the student or others, identify sources of error, discuss uncertainties in results and conclusions, and how to present their work both in oral presentation and in a project report.

General competence: Discussing and solving scientific and technical problems as well as formal reporting on achieved results within analyses, design and operation of thermo-fluids engineering components and systems.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with supervision.

Compulsory activity: oral presentation.

Required previous knowledge

A strong foundation in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics equivalent to TEP4100, TEP4120.

Course materials

To be agreed with supervisor.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Ocean-wave Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engineering Fluid Flow Processes
  • Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Multi Phase Flow
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Heat and Combustion Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100



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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