Building Related Fluid Mechanics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must obtain a detailed knowledge of building related heat, mass, and momentum transport
  • Must obtain knowledge of building related application of similarity principles and turbulence modelling
  • Must understand different simplified procedures, as the generation of flow elements
  • Must understand the principles of heat and mass transfer in the micro-environment of a human being


  • Must be able to develop the basis for model and/or full-scale experiments
  • Must be able to develop flow elements for room air distribution
  • Must be able to setup and perform advanced CFD simulations of ventilated buildings including occupant modelling
  • Must be able to develop proper boundary conditions for CFD in ventilation
  • Have the ability to choose, design and evaluate the different types of air distribution in a room and in a building
  • Have the ability to apply relevant models in building related fluid mechanics


  • The student must be able to establish, evaluate and reflect on models on room air distribution and personal exposure assessment in building related fluid mechanics
  • The students must be able to combine and reflect on the various methods applied in the area of building related fluid mechanics and establish relevant solutions

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision, etc. supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examBuilding Related Fluid Mechanics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleBygningsrelateret strømningsmekanik
Module codeB-IE-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science