SG1217 Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course 6.0 credits

Strömningsmekanik, grundkurs

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

Hydrostatics. The kinematics of fluid flow. Streamlines and particle paths. Dimensional analysis. Inviscid incompressible flow. Bernoullis law. Control-volume formulations of the continuity and momentum 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 obligatory 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.


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


Nakayama & Boucher, “Introduction to Fluid Mechanics”, Butterworth-Heineman, 1999.

Warhaft, “An Introduction to Thermal-Fluid Engineering; The Engine and the Atmosphere”, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997.


  • KON1 - Control Test, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • KON2 - Control Test, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 2.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 0.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written tests (3 university credits cr).
Practical and project (2,5 university credits).
Written examination (0,5 university credits).

Offered by



Shervin Bagheri <>

Add-on studies

SG2214 Fluid mechanics, general course, and SG2215 Compressible flow.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2010.