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Fluid Mechanics 1

Module MW2021

This Module is offered by Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid mechanics (Prof. Adams).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MW2021 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Further Modules from Other Disciplines
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module Fluid Mechanics I mediates the basics of mechanics of gases and fluids and belongs therefore to the field of classical mechanics as part of engineering education. Based on the content of the module Fluid Mechanics I further lectures in the following semesters with the following contents could be attended:: (1) Physics of fluids, (2) Kinematics of fluids, (3) Conservation laws for mass and momentum, (4) The Bernoulli-equation, (5) Conservation law for energy, (6) Navier-Stokes-equations, (7) Turbulence, (8) Technical Flows.

Learning Outcome

After having successfully passed the exam of the module Fluid Mechanics I the students will have on their disposal:
1. Knowledges about the basic kinematic behaviour of liquid and gaseous medias
2. The ability of kinematic flow description
3. The ability to analyse the dynamics of fluids using the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy
4. The ability to decribe and analyse simple compressible flows
5. The ability to find simple exact solutions to Navier-Stokes -Equations
6. The penomenological comprehension of the effects of friction and turbulence
7. The ability to analyse technical fluids


Mathematics I, II and III; Technical Mechanics I and II, Thermodynamics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

In the lecture series the teaching contents are mediated through lecture, presentation and board notes with slides, Tablet-PC and Beamer. The theory is visualised through examples and important context is derived step by step. The students have access via Internet to a slide collection, a supplementing script, a collection of exercises. The students are encouraged to solve the exercises themselves. The associated proposed solution will be presented during the central tutorial via Tablet-PC and/or board notes and will be discussed in context with the theoretical basics of the lecture.
In group tutorials the problem-solving competences of the students will be enhanced by solving additional exercises. In particular, the ability to apply solution strategies to similar problem descriptions are promoted.


Multimedial supported frontal teaching


Lecture script, lecture slides, exercise collection. Kundu & Cohen "Fluid Mechanics . Spurk "Strömungslehre". Durst "Grundlagen der Strömungsmechanik". Kuhlmann "Strömungsmechanik".

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination performance will be brought through a written exam (90 Minutes netto-elaborating time), where the achievement of all learning results of the module is proofed.
In a short question part the students should answer knowledge- and comprehension question in short phrases and proof, that they master the basics and contexts of inviscid and simple viscous flows.
In a calculation part should be proofed, that the students are able to recognize in a limited time and with limited tools the problems of fluid mechanics and find ways to their correct solution. There the students should demonstrate that they can quantitatively describe and analyse inviscid and simple viscous flows (incompressible and compressible).

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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