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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus F1D5301 (Spring 2018–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Related aspects of fluid flow/dynamics are discussed with focus on:

  • Building ventilation 
  • Air distribution in buildings
  • Pressure distribution across the building envelope
  • Building tightness and infiltration
  • Heating/cooling in buildings
  • Bio-climatic space-conditioning (natural ventilation, passive cooling/heating)
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Overall building performance

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this course is to provide a deeper physical and mathematical understanding of the fluid flow processes relevant to indoor environmental management with key focus on air movement and distribution in buildings (e.g. natural and mechanical ventilation, air heating etc.), as well as fluid flow in heating, comfort cooling, domestic hot water generation and other building service systems. Relevant issues are discussed with the over-arching goal of achieving high resource (energy, water etc.) efficiency,  high indoor environmental quality and user satisfaction, as well as optimal overall building performance.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master of Science in Civil and Architectural Engineering or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is specified before each course offering and disclosed in the course program.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale



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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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course has been discontinued and replaced with FAF3501 Fluid Mechanics 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings