HS1007 Fluid Mechanics 7.5 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Static pressure and forces
  • Continuity considerations for circulating service pipes
  • Forces caused by flow
  • Continuity equation and energy equation with balance considerations
  • Pipe flow, channel flow, and fluid machinery
  • Pumps and fans with applications
  • Flow measurement
  • Elements from hydrology
  • Considering  sustainability aspects when dimensioning pipe, pump and fan networks

Intended learning outcomes *

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Describe principles of energy and power consumption dimensioning and flow measurement
  • Calculate static pressure and forces on plane and curved surfaces
  • Design pipe networks and open channels
  • Estimate pump and fan requirements and apply design principles for these

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Examination and completion

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

The course is examined through a project (PRO1) and a written exam (TEN1).

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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Johan Silfwerbrand

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ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

HS1013 Building Services and Energy

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.

Supplementary information

Course previously given as 6H2206