The course includes basic concepts and relationships in the fluid mechanics: conservation of mass, momentum and energy, and in hydrostatics: force and torque in stagnant fluids. Furthermore, the course covers concepts and relationships as circulation, vorticity, rotating and non-rotating flow of an ideal fluid, Bernoulli's theorem, resistance and buoyancy of an ideal fluid. Linear waves and instabilities in an ideal fluid is treated as well as viscous flow, dimensional analysis, relaxation and flow resistance, boundary layers and jet streams. The course also deals with heat conduction and convection. The course includes experimental laboratory work where flow through a capillary and through a Venturi tube is studied. The course also includes computer laboratory work where flow through a channel, flow resistance on a sphere and a cylinder and flow past streamlined bodies are studied.
Application and eligibility
Advanced Fluid Mechanics, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018
Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018
Type of studies
90 credits including Classical Mechanics and Mathematics of Physical Models or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
16 October 2017.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.