Course code TPS200

TPS200 Fluid Mechanics 1: Introduction

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Course responsible: Vegard Nilsen
Teachers: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Course contents:
Mechanical properties of fluids. Fluids at rest and in equilibrium (hydrostatics). Kinematics of fluid motion. The Euler equation and Bernoulli equation for inviscid flow. Reynold's transport theorem. The continuity equation, momentum equation and energy equation on integral form. Boundary layers (simple). Steady flow of incompressible fluids in conduits and open channels, including energy losses. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham's pi theorem, similitude. Lift and drag on objects. Glimpses of ideal inviscid flow analysis, Navier-Stokes equations and CFD. Laboratory exercises illustrate important flow phenomena.
Learning outcome:
The students should understand and be able to describe the principles of fluid mechanics and apply these for solving practical problems. The students should be able to apply fundamental physical laws - mainly in control volume form - to fluids in motion, and on this basis give a mathematical description of simple flow phenomena. The students should be able to use this for solving problems related to flow of liquids in pipes and open channels. The students should be able to conduct simple experiments on moving fluids.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercise sessions with a teaching assistant, laboratory exercises and compulsory assignments.
Teaching support:
By appointment, students will be able to meet with the teacher outside of teaching hours.
Elger et al. (2016): Engineering Fluid Mechanics - International Student Version. 11th Edition. Wiley. Chapters 1 - 11, 15 - 16.
FYS101, MATH111, MATH112 and MATH113
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS102, FYS110
Mandatory activity:
(1) Attend 12 laboratory exercises during 8 weeks and submit a simple report from each exercise. The lab work and writing of reports is done in groups. (2) One or two compulsory assignments.
One written exam (3,5 hours).
Nominal workload:
For a 10 credits course, about 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 2x2 hours a week for 13 weeks = 52 hours. Exercise sessions: 1x2 hours a week for 13 weeks = 26 hours. Laboratory exercises: 1x2 hours a week for 8 weeks = 16 hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of the candidates' exams as a calibration according to the faculty's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades