TVM4116 - Fluid Mechanics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Basic fluid mechanics: hydrostatics, water continuity, momentum equation, Bernoulli's equation, Energy equation, Navier-Stokes equation, pipe and channel flow, singular and friction losses, Manning+Chezy's equations, Darcy-Weissbachs equation, Moody's diagram, drag and lift, linear wave theory etc.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The student shall have the knowledge about

  • how basic equations for fluid flow can be derived, which equations can be used to solve practical problems in different flow situations, typical hydraulic situations for constructions of hydropower plants, river protection structures, water supply plants, ports and fixed marine structures.
  • the student will know how laboratory and numerical models can describe complext flow fields.

Skills The student should be able to

  • compute singular losses in pipe systems; to find effects of hydropower plants and necessary pump capacities, hydraulic jumps, spillway capacities, hydrostatic forces on submerged structures and gates, movement of waves in water according to linear wave theory and wave forces on cylindrical structures.
  • manage how to compute hydrostatic forces on floating structures with varying load.

General competance

  • The student will manage to see the connection between basic equations and solution of practical flow problems, and know which problems can be computed with simplified approaches and which cases that need more knowledge.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory homework and labwork. Voluntary web based excercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In case of a re sit exam, written exam may be changed into oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

The course is taught in Norwegian, so the students have to know this language.

Course materials

Class notes in Norwegian, written by Geir Moe. Class notes in Norwegian, written by Nils Reidar Olsen. The book "Engineering Fluid Mechanics", 9/10. ed, 2010/2014 by Elger, Williams, Crowe, Roberson.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-05-31 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 16
SL315 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL425 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 64
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 54
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 3
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 48
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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