Strømningslære og bølgehydraulik


Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

Students who complete the module:



  • Must have knowledge about fluid kinematics.
  • Must have knowledge about stresses in fluids, equation of motion, constitutive models and Navier-Stokes equations.
  • Must have knowledge about ideal fluids and potential flows, including application of potential theory to simple problems for example circular cylinder and calculation of hydrodynamic mass.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Reynolds averaging and turbulence models.
  • Must be able to describe turbulent and laminar boundary layers including understanding of momentum equation for boundary layers.
  • Must be able to describe wind generated waves.
  • Must understand the application of potential theory to linear surface waves on a horizontal bed, including description and linearisation of boundary conditions, solving Laplace equation and the dispersion equation.
  • Kinematic and dynamic description of linear surface waves, including particle velocities and accelerations, pressure field, particle paths, wave energy, energy flux and group velocity.
  • Description of waves in shallow water, i.e. shoaling, refraction, diffraction and wave breaking.
  • Statistical description of waves in time and frequency domain.


  • Must be able to describe assumptions and limitations of mathematical models for different types of flows.
  • Must be able to apply analytical and semi-empirical methods for mathematical description of fluid dynamic problems.
  • Must be able to calculate of kinematics and dynamics of regular linear waves on deep and shallow water.
  • Must be able to analyse irregular waves in time and frequency domain.


  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation within fluid and water wave dynamics.


Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Prøvens navnStrømningslære og bølgehydraulik
Skriftlig eller mundtlig
Exam format:

Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided on by start of semester.
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitets eksamensordning

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelFluid and Water Wave Dynamics
Varighed1 semester
UndervisningsstedCampus Esbjerg


StudienævnStudienævnet for Byggeri og Anlæg
InstitutInstitut for Byggeri og Anlæg
FakultetDet Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet