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Fluid Dynamics

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course gives an advanced mathematical description and analysis of fluid flow. The main emphasis will be on analytical solution methods.

Learning outcome

The student shall have knowledge of the physics and the mathematical formalism for the description of fluids in order to be able to read and understand the technical literature in the field, and shall be able to make simple calculations of velocity, pressure, temperature and shear stress for incompressible viscous flow. Furthermore, the student shall have knowledge of important phenomena of advanced fluid dynamics, like flow regimes, boundary layers, instabilities and the transition to turbulent flow as well as basic CFD.


Mathematical description of fluid motion, Navier-Stoke's and energy equations and their solutions, flow regimes: Stokes' flow and potential flow. Lift and drag. Laminar boundary layers. Flow separation and attachment, Instability and the transition to turbulent flow. Turbulent boundary layers. Short introduction to CFD.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, MAT300 Vector Analysis


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/13 hoursA - FCompilation of mathematical formulae (Rottmann).

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen

Method of work

Four hours of lectures/problem solving weekly. Language of teaching and exam is English.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Fluid dynamics (MPT130_1) 4

Open to

Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme
Marine- and Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Through evaluation form and/or discussion according to current regulations.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 10.08.2020