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The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To be able to use fluid mechanics as a tool for engineering applications such as plastics processing.
To use SolidWorks FloXpress tool.

Learning outcomes

To calculate pressure differences in static fluids.
To apply the Bernoulli equation and momentum .
equation to the the flow of fluids.
To determine head losses in flows.
To use SolidWorks in fluid mechanics applications.

Course contents

-Introduction to Fluid Properties and graded exercise (Review of Dynamics)
-Static Fluids
-Basic Equations, Momentum Equation
-Incompressible Inviscid Flow
-Internal Incompressible Viscous Flow
-In Class Lab Demonstration of pipe flow including : head losses, power of pumps and flow rates

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mathematics 1st and 2nd year courses.

The course is not recommended to student who have not completed Mechanics.

Additional information

Although the attendance of weekly lectures is recommended, it is not compulsory. Students may thus choose to complete all work at home.

All dates for graded exercises given in itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Course Textbook - "Introduction to Fluid Mechanics", Fox and McDonald.

Optional reference textbook found in Arcada's Ebook Central:
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
by Nakayama, Yasuki Boucher, Robert Boucher, Robert… External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 16 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 9 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Individual Graded Exercises:
20%: Revision of Dynamics Graded Exercise 1 (compulsory)
20%: Graded exercise 2 (compulsory)
20%: Graded exercise 3 (compulsory)
40%: Graded exercise 4 (compulsory)

A total mark of 50% is required to pass the course. Any student submitting all required work on time and who do not have a passed grade will be offered a means to make up the grade from 0 to 1. There is no final exam in this course. Dates of assignments given in itslearning.

Follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:…

50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (19 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-11-10

The timetable of the course

Week 44: Introduction to Fluid Properties, Chapter 1, Tutorial 1

Week 45: Static Fluids, Chapter 2 and 3,
Tutorial 2 and 3.

Week 46: Basic Equations, Momentum Equation,
Chapter 4, Tutorial 4.

Week 47: Incompressible Inviscid Flow, Chapter 6,
Tutorial 5.

Week 48: Internal Incompressible Viscous Flow,
Chapter 8, Tutorial 5 (continued)

Week 49: Lab Demonstration and Rheology of

Week 50: SolidWorks FloXpress Tutorial Individual Work.

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-29 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-05 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-12 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-19 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-26 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-03 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Lab Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-10 13:15 - 15:00 D4109 Fluid Mechanics Feedback on Graded Exercise Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-17 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Fluid Mechanics Individual Work (SolidWorks FloXpress tutorial) Vihtonen Mathew

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