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Hydromechanics 7.5 credits

First cycle, F0031T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Fluid Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics
Main field of study
Energy Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and M0029M Calculus, M0030M Linear Algebra and Calculus, M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, F0004T Physics 1, F0006T Physics 3 or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After completing the course, the student will
  • Know, be able to describe and apply basic physical concepts in hydromechanics and methods for analysis of fluids at rest and in motion that include:
    • Hydrostatics (Pascal's law. Forces on flat and curved surfaces, pressure center, Archimedes' principle, stability)
    • Basic relationship for streaming media (kinematics, control volume, continuity equation, Bernoulli's equation, momentum laws, energy principle)
    • Model experiments and similarity laws (dimensional analysis, Pi theorem)
    • Losses in laminar / turbulent flow (friction factors, one-time losses, surface roughness)
  • Know, be able to describe and analyze technically important cases such as:
    • Pumps and piping systems (velocity diagram, pump equation, laws of similarity, pump curves)
    • Water turbines (impulse and reaction turbines, turbine equation, velocity diagram)

The course deals with basic physical concepts in hydromechanics and methods for analysis of fluids at rest and in motion, model experiments and similarity laws and losses in laminar / turbulent flow.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, classroom teaching and laboratory experiment.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The teaching takes place in the form of lectures, lessons, and laboratory work. The laboratory work is a compulsory part.

Michel Cervantes

Transition terms
The course F0031T is equal to MTM119

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Çengel, Cimbala: Fluid Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications.
Kursbunt F0031T Hydromekanik (i CANVAS)
Problemsamling, F0031T Hydromekanik (i CANVAS)
Formelsamling F0031T Hydromekanik (i CANVAS)
Laborationer F0031T Hydromekanik (i CANVAS)

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Laboratory workU G#0.90MandatoryA07
0003Written examG U 3 4 56.60MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 07 Aug 2010

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021