Undergraduate course

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePTEK202
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course introduces fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The fluid mechanics section includes the flow of gases (compressible) and liquids through tubing and various kinds of process apparatus. The flow of bubbles in liquids and drops in gases will also be discussed, along with the flow of gases and liquids through packed and fluidised particle beds. Bernoulli¿s equation will be used. The heat transfer section includes heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation in liquids, gases and solids. Dimensional analysis and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) will be explained and used in both the fluid mechanics and heat transfer sections.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK202 the student will be able to:

  • explain micro- and macroscopic momentum balances and apply them to solving basic fluid-mechanical problems
  • design basic installations for handling one-phase flow in the process industries
  • explain micro-and macroscopic heat balances
  • quantify the rate of heat transfer between fluids and solid walls
  • design basic installations for heat exchange in the process industries

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and physical chemistry is recommended..

Forms of Assessment

In a semester where teaching is offered can a midterm exam count until 25% of the grade. If you don't attend the midterm exam in a teaching semester will the final exam count 100%. In a semester in where teaching is not offered will the final exam count 100%.

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline