Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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.
  • 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 have knowledge about numerical methods in fluid mechanics.
  • Must have knowledge about the finite volume method of computational fluid dynamics.
  • Must have knowledge about mesh types and boundary conditions.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to describe assumptions and limitations of mathematical models for different types of flows
  • Must be able to apply appropriate analytical, semi-empirical and numerical methods for mathematical description of fluid dynamic problems.
  • Must be able to evaluate results from such methods


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation within fluid dynamics.
  • Must be able to apply the topic of the module in multi-disciplinary contexts.

Type of instruction

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

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examFluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics
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.
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 og CFD
Module codeB-IE-K1-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
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