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Applied fluid mechanics 7.5 credits

Tillämpad strömningsmekanik
Second cycle, F7027T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Fluid Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics

Entry requirements

Courses within the area Fluid Dynamics, F7015T and F7018T, or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After passing the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Describe different fluid mechanical applications important for industry and society
  • Give example of scientific questions within fluid mechanics
  • Summarize and briefly explain fluid mechanical scientific publications

Skills and abilities

  • Identify key information from fluid mechanical textbooks, scientific and popular science texts based on a given assignment
  • Prepare and conduct oral presentations of given assignments
  • Apply an advanced tool for numerical calculation of simpler fluid mechanical cases

Judgement and approach

  • Show ability to collaborate with other students in group assignments
  • Reflect on fluid mechanical applications from an engineering perspective
  • Motivate, verify, and critically review results from numerical flow calculations

The course aims to provide deeper knowledge of fluid mechanical applications that are important for industry and society. Flow phenomena such as turbulence and industrial applications such as hydropower are linked to current research and interesting issues. Students will be given an overview of experimental methods in fluid mechanics and will also apply a numerical tool to simulate and analyze a flow process.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning mainly takes place through own studies and mandatory group work with 2-4 participants. The student must be able to search for additional necessary information and knowledge beyond the specified course material. Shorter lectures may occur within selected course segments. All groups are given an assignment for each course occasion involving reading and summarizing relevant literature on their own, presenting this orally. Attendance is mandatory at all scheduled course occasions and active participation is required where students reflect on and discuss what is presented. Exemption from the attendance requirement can be granted in special cases in exchange for the student doing a hand-in assignment instead. The course also includes a project work where the students practice their ability to use a tool for numerical flow calculations. The project work is orally presented at the end of the course.

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.
All learning objectives are examined continuously through oral presentations with the grading scale U G#. Active attendance is required, implying that the student need to come prepared, present and participate in the subsequent discussion.

Staffan Lundström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Material in digital course room
- Best Practice Guidelines
- Scientific publications
- Other texts

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Oral presentationsU G#7.50MandatoryA21

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 23 Feb 2010

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