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* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM1008 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Hydrostatics. The kinematics of fluid flow. Streamlines and particle paths. Dimensional analysis. Inviscid incompressible flow. Bernoullis law. Control-volume formulations of the continuity and movements equations, the stream function for two-dimensional flow. Irrotational flow and the velocity potential. Viscous flow: Laminar and turbulent flow in channels and boundary layers.

Two mandatory practical exercises are carried out by students in groups of four.

Students are required to carry out a project in which they study two-dimensional flow round a wing profile and determine the lift on the wing.

Intended learning outcomes

To introduce fundamental concepts and phenomena in Fluid Mechanics. The course provides a foundation for further studies in the third and fourth years of the degree programme.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Course participants are assumed to have successfully completed their first year of studies in Vehicle Engineering or equivalent courses.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Written tests (TEN1; 4,5 cr.), credit rate A-F.
Laboratory works (LAB1; 3 cr.).

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

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 HM1008

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Physics, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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