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Postgraduate course

Fluid mechanics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeMAT253
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Flow of ideal and real fluids, boundary layers, stability and waves, effect of stratification, rotation and compressibility, and some topics of geophysical hydrodynamics.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Derive the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations from physical principles.
  • Explain the qualitative difference between non-viscous and viscous flow.
  • Discuss the effect of boundary conditions, and the formation of boundary layers.
  • Explain dispersion and propagation for surface waves.
  • Give and account for different exact solutions for Poiseuille flow and in potential theory.
  • Distinguishing between different types of instabilities.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT252 Continuum Mechanics

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

M242: 9 ECTS

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Oral exam.

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.

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