Engineering Mechanics 7.5 Credits

Teknisk mekanik
First cycle, F0059T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by HUL Mats Näsström 15 Jun 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Fluid Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics
Main field of study
Engineering Physics and Electrical 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 Differential calculus, M0030M Linear algebra and integral calculus, M0031M Linear algebra and differential equations, M0032M Multivariate analysis and computer tools. Other mathematics courses that include multi-dimensional analysis and vector analysis can replace these courses. M0014M Mathematical Physics, alternatively M0046M Mathematics Ry. Mechanics in F0004T Physics 1 and F0006T Physics 3 or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The course content aims to provide a foundation for further studies in fluid mechanics and solid mechanics, and adjoining areas such as aerodynamics, material mechanics and materials technology. The course also provides a basis for further studies in computational methods of fluid- and solid mechanics. 

After the course, the student will: 

1. Knowledge and understanding 

• Be able to apply the knowledge for analysis of more technically complex problems in fluid- and solid mechanics.
• Have the ability to analyze components and mechanical constructs from a solid mechanics perspective by methodically attacking and solving computational problems.
• Have developed basic knowledge in fluid mechanics with the basic relationship formulated in differential equation. 

2. Skills and abilities 

• Be able to determine behavioral forces, torques, tensions and deformations in commonly used design elements, and understand the background to and be able to use common dimensioning methods.
• Critically evaluate methods and results from an engineering perspective.
• Be able to apply mathematical methods to different flow processes.
• Be able to apply the mathematical methods treated in the basic courses and how they are used to solve technical flow processes.
• Have the ability to make assumptions and simplifications to solve problems in fluid- and solid mechanics. 

3. Valuation and approach 

• Have trained the ability for engineering thinking.
• Be able to understand the need for knowledge in the areas of fluid- and solid mechanics.
• Be able to understand the role of these areas in industry and academia.


Within solid mechanics, the principles of how deformable bodies respond to mechanical stress are studied. This includes analysis of external forces and their effect on structures and components as well as analysis of acting stresses and deformations. 

Within fluid mechanics, basic concepts are studied as tensors, model experiments, flow field descriptions and laws for mass, momentum and energy. Furthermore, inviscid flow with Euler and Bernoulli equations. Viscous flow, Navier-Stokes equations.


The teaching consists of lectures, problem solving, home assignments and laboratory exercises. The lectures give theoretical background, motivations, explanations and examples of applications of the relevant course section. Problem solving demonstrates methodology and methods of solving problems. The laboratory assignments are devoted to the practicalization of certain sections of the course, and/or numerical tools to calculate different courses in the course.


The course ends with the written exam and differentiated grades are given. In order to obtain a final grade in the course, in addition to the approved exam, an approved laboratory report is required. Good quality of written reports and good results on home assignments can affect the final grade.

The course cannot be used for a degree together with F0030T Continuum mechanics

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Fluid Mechanics, Sixth Edition, Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen, David R Dowling, ISBN-13: 978-0124059351. Academic Press Publications Elsevier
Gustavsson H.: Problem set in Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Strömningslära, LTU.
Finnström, M. and Gustavsson, H.: Cartesian Tensors, Strömningslära, LTU.
Lundh H.: Grundläggande hållfasthetslära. KTH
Lab PM m.m.
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Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written Exam6.0TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory Work1.5TG U G#

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.