Fluid Mechanical Analysis Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within analytical, numerical and experimental analysis methodology for fluid flow
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the flow around or within simplified components


  • Be able to verify analytical and numerical approaches by means of simple laboratory experiments
  • Be able to document the project work as a scientific paper and poster


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within fluid mechanical analysis methods
  • Be able to define and analyse, in an independent manner, scientific problems within the area of fluid mechanical methods, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made

Type of instruction

Problem based project oriented project work in groups. The project should be based upon a simple fluid flow problem. The problem should be investigated using analytical, numerical and experimental methods. The problem can be a process or a typical engineering component which involves single phase fluid flow of a stationary or a transient nature. The project should involve the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of the simple fluid flow problem. The simulation should be verified by laboratory experiments and the validity of any assumptions made should be checked.

The purpose of the project may be:

  • To analyse the performance of an engineering component
  • To investigate the validity of empirical expressions or 
  • To conduct parameter variations on a design or similar

The project must be documented as described under "Additional Information".

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a precondition for students with a bachelor’s degree from AAU that they participate in the Conference for MSc Energy Students (CES). Students are obliged to prepare a scientific paper and a poster which must be presented at the conference.


Name of examFluid-Mechanical Analysis Methods
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Examination format

The exam will be based on the documentation submitted and the rules in "Guidance for the Project of 1st Semester MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering", see below.

This project module is common for students with a Bachelor’s degree from Aalborg University heading for the specialisations in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering (TEPE), Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (HYTEC) and Process Engineering and Combustion Technology (PECT).

Guidance for the Project of 1st Semester MSc in Energy Engineering
(For students with a Bachelor’s degree from Aalborg University) (not INTRO)

1. Demands to the project documentation
The project should fulfil the objectives of the 1st semester project theme and should be documented to an acceptable technical and scientific level. The documentation shall include a scientific paper and a poster, which shall fulfil the standard for an international conference, e.g. the IEEE specifications. Moreover, the documentation shall include a project summary report - see below.

2. Project documentation
The following material must be uploaded to the system “Digital Exam” on the date given for the submission:

  • Scientific paper, max. 10 pages, which presents the primary content and results of the project work
  • Project summary report (see below)
  • Project poster

3. Conference participation
The paper must be presented, by one or more group members at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy Technology. The conference will be run in the same manner as an international conference. The project poster must also be presented at this conference. All group members must attend the conference and the poster session to be allowed to participate in the project examination.

4. Project summary report
The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board in “Procedure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group.

5. Project exam
The project evaluation will take place at a later date than the conference.

At the project examination the project group shall present its project work in accordance to the Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Joint Programme Regulations

The presentation and assessment of the project is conducted in English.


Facts about the module

Danish titleFluidmekaniske analysemetoder
Module codeN-EE-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science