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HS1007 Fluid Mechanics 7.5 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1007 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

Literature and preparations

Specific 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


  • PROA - Project, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 5.0 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 (PROA) and a written exam (TENA).

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

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Sasan Sadrizadeh (