Fluid Mechanics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain fundamental basis for the formulation and analysis of the statics and dynamics of the flow of viscous fluids
  • Account for fluid kinematics
  • Explain stresses in fluids, equation of motion, constitutive models and Navier-Stokes equations
  • Account for Reynolds averaging and turbulence models
  • Describe turbulent and laminar boundary layers including understanding of momentum equation for boundary layers
  • Explain the basic phenomena involved in multiphase flows


  • Plan, design and make experiments and choose measurements methods suitable to the characteristics of the fluid
  • Determine and apply appropriate experimental methods to fluid flows
  • Apply appropriate analytical, semi-empirical and numerical methods for mathematical description of fluid dynamic problems
  • Use multiphase flow models


  • Independently define and analyse scientific problems within the area of fluid dynamics
  • Independently be a part of professional and interdisciplinary development work within the area of fluid dynamics

Type of instruction

  • Lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects and self-studies

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examFluid Mechanics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStrømningslære
Module codeK-KT-K1-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science