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Advanced Fluid Mechanics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

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

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 25 March 2019


Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

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.


Academic credits 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 code



Application deadline was 15 October 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contact person for the course is:
Krister Wiklund