The course gives an introduction to basic principles and theories in fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer in building components with computational applications on water and air flow
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Content and learning outcomes
Fluids: fundamental concepts
Fluid properties, Pressure, Surface tension, Viscosity.
Fluids at rest: Hydrostatics
Pascal law, Stevino law, Manometers, Force on submerged plane surface, Force on submerged curved surface.
Fluids in motion: Dynamics
The continuity equation, The Euler’s equation, The Bernoulli Equation, The momentum equation.
Fluids in conduits: Pressure flow
Laminar and turbulent flows in pipes, Reynolds number, Darcy-Weisbach equation, Moody chart (distributed head losses), Minor (local) head losses, Flow/machine energy exchange.
Fluids in rivers: open channel flow
Uniform flow, Non uniform flow, Specific energy, Flow regimes, Hydraulic jump, Water surface profiles.
Basic concepts in applied thermodynamics and refrigeration cycles include heat pumps.
Heat transfer for fluid flow in pipes/ducts and heat exchangers.
Intended learning outcomes
Describe and explain fundamental concepts and phenomena within fluid mechanics and technical thermodynamics and derive some fundamental equations.
Solve problems regarding hydrostatics, steady flow in pipes and open channels, forces caused by fluids in motion.
Solve problems regarding applications of the energy equation include fluid machines and heat transfer of fluid flow.
Literature and preparations
Active participation in the course SG1117 Engineering Mechanics
Introduktion to fluidmechanics, Fox and McDonald’s, Wiley, 8th edition
Tillämpad termodynamik Ingvar Ekroth, Eric Granryd. Studentlitteratur AB
Föreläsningsmaterial och övningar i strömningsmekanik kommer att tillhandahållas.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.8 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN2 - Examination, 2.2 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Allowable aids at examination:
Formulas in fluid mechanics will be provided.
Compendium in Applied Thermodynamics (In Swedish)
Other requirements for final grade
Approved written examination (TEN1; 3,8 cr and TEN2; 2,2 cr) and approved assignment and laboratory course (ÖVN1;5 cr)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AE1601
Main field of study
Building Physics besides Hydrology