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The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)


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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The focus of the study unit is on characteristics and analyses of parameters for fluids at rest and in motion.
The SDGs in focus are:
#9 & 12

Learning outcomes

You will understand the basic characteristics of fluids like density, viscosity and their interrelationships. (knowledge)
You understand the mechanics of fluid flow. (Knowledge)
You analyze relevant parameters such as, pressure velocity, head losses for fluid flow cross pipes. (knowledge)
You will apply the principles of fluid mechanics to model fluid flow in laminar and turbulent regimes using Finite Element Methods. ( Skill)

You will compare and justify the differences between theoretical and computational approaches to select the appropriate method in fluid flow analyses. (Attitude)

Course contents

01. Fluid Static
02. Fluid Forces
03. Elementary fluid dynamics/continuity/
04. The Bernoulli equation
05. Laminar and turbulent flow
06. Pressure drop in pipe flow
07. Introduction to Pumps

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Linear Algebra, Differential calculus, Integral calculus

Additional information

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All dates for graded exercises given in itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Course Textbook: Fluid Mechanics, Second edition in SI Units by R.C. Hibbeler.

Additional reference
Munson Bruce, Young Donald, ... :Fundamentals of
Fluid Mechanics.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 16 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 17 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

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Weekly Assignments up to 40 %
Course Assignment up to 30 %
Final Exam up to 30 %

A total score of 50% is the pass limit for the study unit.
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


Gebrehiwot Silas


Gebrehiwot Silas

Group size

No limit (30 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-11-10

The timetable of the course

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Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-11-06

Assessment methods

2020-12-15 - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-10-28 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-11-11 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-11-18 09:15 - 12:00 D4107-08 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-11-25 09:15 - 12:00 D4107-08 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-12-02 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-12-09 09:15 - 12:00 D4107-08 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-12-16 09:15 - 12:00 B320 Fluid Mechanics Gebrehiwot Silas
2022-12-21 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Fluid Mechanics Final Exam Gebrehiwot Silas

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