Course code TPS210

TPS210 Engineering Fluid Mechanics

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Course responsible: Jon Arne Engan
Teachers: Jon Arne Engan, Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis, Tore Ensby
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences 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:

Water and Environmental Technology (M-VM), Machinery-, Process- and Product Development (M-MP), Industrial Economics (M-IØ).

Course contents:
The course expands on the syllabus of FYS210 Fluid Dynamics, 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 forces upon moving vanes or blades, 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 VA-systems, hydraulic systems and pipeline transport systems (ventilation systems).

Learning activities:

The course comprises lectures, calculation exercises and laboratory exercises including reporting. The students work in pairs in the laboratory.

Teaching support:
The teacher/teaching assistant will be available for help and advice in ordinary office hours. The students can also use e-mail for guidance and help throughout the entire teaching period.
Franzini and Finnemore: Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications.

Knowledge in fluid dynamics equivalent to FYS210 - Fluid Dynamics.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

All laboratory exercises with reports. Six out of eight reports must be approved 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

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 38 hours. Laboratory exercises: 18 hours. Calculation exercises: 10 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 candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.


Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått