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 Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science