TPS210 Fluid Mechanics 2: Engineering

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Abbas Roozbahani

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk, engelsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Lectures with homework: approx. 100 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: approx. 60 hours. Calculation exercises with homework: approx. 90 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

The course expands on TPS200 (Fluid mechanics 1: Introduction), and applies the concepts from that course for analysing piped transport systems for liquids and gases (water distribution systems, ventilation systems etc.). Topics covered include measurement techniques for liquids, unsteady pipe flow, water hammer, pumps and pumping systems, water turbines, cavitation in pumps and turbines, similarity laws for pumps and turubines, fans and ventilation systems, flow in pipe networks. The course has a compulsory laboratory component where concepts from the lectures are demonstrated in practice. The laboratory exercises include: flow rate measurement principles, flow through nozzles and orifices, characterisation of pumps, fans and turbines, adjustment of ventilation systems, water hammer, use of software (EPANET) for analysing flow in pressurized pipe networks.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, the students should be able to analyse pipe transport systems and hydraulic machinery for liquids and gases and thereby posess the necessary knowledge for designing such systems. The knowledge may be applied to water and waste water systems, other hydraulic systems and gas transport systems (ventilation systems).
  • The course include lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory exercises including reporting. The students work in groups in the laboratory.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants will be available for guidence during lectures, problem solving and laboratory sessions.
  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics equivalent to TPS200 - Fluid mechanics 1.
  • Written examination, 3.5 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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the faculty's guidelines for examination markings.
    1. Attendance in all eight laboratory exercises is mandatory and reports shall be sumitted from seven of the lab exercises. For exercise eight (EPANET), attendance is sufficient. Seven out of seven reports and exercise eight must be approved in order to be qualified to attend the written examination.
    2. Submission of a compulsory exercise
  • The course is primarily designed for students aiming for a master"s degree in water and wnvironmental engineering or mechanical and process engineering, but is also useful for other technology students.
  • Lectures: 38 hours. Problem solving sessions: 18 hours. Laboratory exercises: 16 hours.
  • Letter grades
  • Special requirements in Science