TPS200 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Vegard Nilsen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:For a 10 credits course, about 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.

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

About this course

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.
  • Lectures, exercise sessions with a teaching assistant, laboratory exercises and compulsory assignments.
  • By appointment, students will be able to meet with the teacher outside of teaching hours.
  • FYS101, MATH111, MATH112 and MATH113
  • One written exam (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 the candidates' exams as a calibration according to the faculty's guidelines for examination markings.
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • Special requirements in Science