Course code TPS210

TPS210 Fluid Mechanics 2: Engineering

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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)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students on the following study programmes: M-VM, M-IØ and M-MPP

3.            students with most ECTS credits

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Students taking the course for the first time have lab priority.

Course contents:
The course expands on the syllabus of TPS200 (Fluid mechanics 1; formerly FYS210), and uses the theory from that course for analysing and designing transport systems (water distribution systems, ventilation systems etc.). Unsteady flow problems, hydraulic transients and control of such are covered. Pumps and pumping stations, turbines, fans, pipe systems and networks. The course has a compulsory laboratory component. The laboratory exercises cover principle of measuring flow rate, nozzles and orificies, turbo machinery, analysis of hydraulic transients, software for analysing and dimensioning pipeline transport systems etc.
Learning outcome:
On completion of the course, the students should be able to analyse and design transport systems for fluids. The knowledge may be applied to water and waste water systems, other hydraulic systems and pipeline transport systems (ventilation systems).
Learning activities:
The course comprises lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory exercises including reporting. The students work in groups in the laboratory. Problem solving lessons will also include the use of MATLAB or Excel at the students preference.
Teaching support:
Teachers and teaching assistants will be available for guidence during lectures, problem solving and laboratory sessions.
Compendium based on Franzini and Finnemore: Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications. Selected chapters.
Knowledge of fluid dynamics equivalent to TPS200 - Fluid mechanics 1 (formerly FYS210).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attending and participitation in all 8 laboratory exercises are mandatory and reports shall be sumitted from 7 of the lab exercises. Exercise 8 will be approved at the data lab. 7 out of 7 reports and exercise 8 must be approved in order to be qualified to attend the written examination.
Written examination, 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
Lectures with homework: approx. 120 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: approx. 70 hours. Calculation exercises with homework: approx. 110 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 38 hours. Problem solving sessions: 18 hours. Laboratory exercises: 16 hours.
The course is primarily designed for students aiming for a Master"s degree in Water- and Environmental Engineering or Machinery- and Process Engineering, but is also useful for other technology students.
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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F