Building Related Fluid Mechanics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • 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


Students who complete the module:

  • 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
  • Must have the ability to choose, design and evaluate the different types of air distribution in a room and in a building
  • Must have the ability to apply relevant models in building related fluid mechanics


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to establish, evaluate and reflect on models on room air distribution and personal exposure assessment in building related fluid mechanics
  • 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

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



Name of examBuilding Related Fluid Mechanics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The exam is carried out either separately or in connection with the project exam. Form of examination is determined at the beginning of the semester.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBygningsrelateret strømningsmekanik
Module codeB-IE-K1-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science